Bill Marriott: Success Is Never Final--His Life and the Decisions That Built a Hotel Empire

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6.1 X 1.6 X 9.1 inches | 1.86 pounds
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About the Author
Dale Van Atta is a New York Times best-selling author and journalist who has been nominated five times for the Pulitzer Prize. He co-authored the world's most widely-syndicated news column with Jack Anderson; their daily column appeared in the Washington Post and nearly 1,000 other newspapers, reaching 50 million readers. He is a former roving Editor for Reader's Digest, and has been published in numerous other national publications and has written several books.

​Van Atta lives in Ashburn, Va., with his wife of 45 years, Lynne. They have three children.
"For two generations we have viewed Bill Marriott as one of our most able competitors. Success Is Never Final helped me understand Bill's success as a competitor and as one of the most remarkable businessmen of our times."-- "Tom Pritzker, Executive Chairman, Hyatt Hotels Corp."
"Bill Marriott is one of the most caring and big-hearted people I know. I am a witness to his generosity, and I am thrilled that this fascinating biography will share the stories of his purposeful life with readers."-- "Laura W. Bush, former First Lady of the United States"
"Dale Van Atta's insightful biography of Bill Marriott tells the story of one of America's most conscientious and innovative business leaders. Bill Marriott, who told his top management staff, 'We must break the glass ceiling, the black ceiling and any other damn ceiling that prevents women and minorities from advancing in our company to the best of their abilities. We must walk the talk and make it happen, ' is a rare corporate leader who has embraced my father's dream and supported his legacy. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to everyone who believes that business leaders can make a meaningful contribution to interracial understanding, goodwill and progress."
-- "Martin Luther King III, global human rights activist"
"One cannot know without reading Success is Never Final, the stress, the strain, the struggle, the drive and dedication that took a family name and made it an iconic American brand, a name recognized and respected in every corner of Earth. Their story, really, is a generational saga of a family, and of teams of dedicated employees, all tightly tethered to the best of values, and who together grew a root beer stand business into the largest hotelier in the world. Their story is an American enterprise classic."
-- "Gordon H. Smith, CEO National Association of Broadcasters"
"Bill Marriott is a great friend and his life is one filled with much success. His biography provides a look into the experiences and decisions that led to all his accomplishments. I have always been a great admirer of his leadership abilities and, equally as important, how he demonstrates the love and respect he has for his family."
-- "Joe Gibbs, Super Bowl winning NFL coach"
"I have admired my longtime friend Bill Marriott as a man of faith in God with conscience and heart, with love of family, friends and humanity who has applied this virtues in 'worldwide hospitality.' This biography bears my conclusion."
-- "Rabbi Arthur Schneier, President of Conscience Foundation, Rabbi at Park East Synagogue of NY"
"In leadership and life, Bill Marriott demonstrates that true success is built not on the backs of others, but hand-in-hand beside them. Every chapter of this book demonstrates his courage, humility, faith and values in business and beyond. I'm in awe of all that he has accomplished as a philanthropist, business leader, father and friend, and I know you'll come away from his story inspired to serve others as Bill has."
-- "Dr. John Noseworthy, former Mayo Clinic President and CEO"