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Crunch Time: 8 Steps to Making the Right Life Decisions at the Right Times Hardcover – Bargain Price, December 29, 2004
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From the Back Cover
Advance Praise for Crunch Time
"Ken's professional counsel has helped me make the right choices during my own crunch times. Now everyone can draw upon his simple, but effective strategies for smart decision-making."--Lester Holt, Network Anchor
"Great decisions can certainly change lives, they have for me. Crunch Time is loaded with Ken Lindners brilliant decision-making Strategies and insight, all of which have enabled me to truly live my dreams."--Dayna Devon, Host of EXTRA
"If youre frustrated with any part of your life, don't put this book down! Crunch Time is packed with invaluable decision-making tools that can improve the quality of your life immediately. Ken Lindner's book helped me personally and professionally from page one." --Lu Parker, Miss USA, 1994 and Television Host, CBS San Antonio
"This is the bible for anyone who wants to aim for the stars, personally and professionally. Ken Lindner manages to encapsulate phenomenal life and career advice with a clear explanation of how to pull it off no matter what your field. Crunch Time is the definitive "How to Succeed" book of the new millennium." --Liz Claman, Network Anchor
"As Ken Lindners very first client, I can personally attest to his genius in helping people make life-enhancing decisions. In Crunch Time, he compellingly shares his life Strategies so that you can immediately begin to change your life in the most beneficial ways."--Ernie Anastos, Anchor
"Crunch Time gives you a clear roadmap as to how to take positive and tangible ownership of your life through making constructive and emotionally intelligent big- picture decisions."--Robin Meade, Network Anchor
"By reading Crunch Time, you can achieve your goals and feel good about who you are as you grow. Its so rare to go to a bookstore these days to find something that can truly transform your life. This book can!"--Flavia Colgan, Network Commentator --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Ken Lindner has represented hundreds of the countrys most prominent anchors and reporters, including Matt Lauer, Elizabeth Vargas, Lester Holt, and Paula Zahn. A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard, he worked as an attorney for the William Morris Agency before founding Ken Lindner & Associates. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The advice is generally good (delay gratification, go with your heart, etc) and Lindner is a good story-teller. The book is most captivating when he is recounting epsiodes from his life that have affected him to this day (his mom's advocacy for his college recommendation in high school; his dad's challenging his mom on her extreme lateness habit). As somenone who is knee-deep in media entertainment representation, Lindner probably has a good novel in him about media personalities and behind the scenes shenanigans.
There are some glaring weakenesses. Roger Maris' difficulty handling the attention during his quest to break Babe Ruth's home run record is oversimplified as a matter of "not seeing the big picture". Also, on the one hand Linder appropriately gives us Kobe Bryant as an example of someone who made a bad decision during his so-called "Crunch Time", then at the end of the book give us Madonna as a role model of ends-over-means decision-making.
Lindner could have used better advice from his editorial support. He introduces key terminology at the beginning, the so-called Heart-of-hearts, for example, without defining it and giving examples (this comes near the end), and he provides other how-to's at the very end of the book as well.