“Insightful and entertaining.”—Jack Welch, author of Winning
“Written as a kind of ‘Hardball Unplugged,’ [this book] is full of clever anecdotes, pithy analysis, and folk wisdom.”—Douglas Brinkley, editor of The Reagan Diaries
“Insightful, erudite . . . Fans will find Matthews’s honest approach and hard-nosed rhetoric intact.”—Publishers Weekly
“A great book, and a fun read. People think that leaders ‘tell people what to do.’ More frequently, leadership in business is about selling teams on a vision, and leveraging friendship and trust to get things done. Chris does a great job of bridging his experience in politics with commonsense rules.”—Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and CEO, General Electric
“Matthews loves and understands as well as anyone I know the rituals, rules, and place of politics in our lives. And now everyone reading this book has the opportunity to share his passion and insights.”—Tom Brokaw, author of Boom!
and The Greatest Generation
About the Author
Chris Matthews is the author of The Hardball Handbook
and is the star of MSNBC’s Hardball
and NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show.
He contributes frequently to NBC’s Today
and is a familiar guest on The Tonight Show
with Jay Leno. He was a longtime Washington bureau chief for the San Francisco Examiner
and later a national columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle.
He holds the David Brinkley Award for Excellence in Communications, eighteen honorary doctorates from American colleges and universities, and was a visiting fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He lives with his wife, Kathleen, an executive vice president with Marriott International, in Chevy Chase, Maryland.