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Jump In!: Even If You Don't Know How to Swim Hardcover – January 18, 2005
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“Mark Burnett’s willingness to embrace the unknown, partnered with his intuition, has changed television. In an industry built on ideas, Burnett delivers results.”
“Mark is a great leader as well as a visionary–an unbeatable combination for out-of-the-box success. . . . Readers of this rousing book would be wise to follow this gifted man’s example and jump in!”
–Donald J. Trump, from the Introduction
“Mark forged his way into untried waters, literally and figuratively, and invented programming that captures the hearts and minds and consciousness of millions of viewers. He did this by experimenting, surrounding himself with excellent colleagues, thinking hard, working hard, and playing hard.”
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Television producer MARK BURNETT was recently named by Time magazine as one of the world’s most influential people. His latest reality show is The Contender.
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This book talks a lot about Survivor, the Apprentice, and some race called the Eco-challenge, which I had never even heard of. It does not go into details about the cast of those shows, it goes into detail about how the shows came to be and about all the production hurdles that had to be jumped to get them on TV. It kept me interested the entire time.
Ok, getting back to the Eco-challenge, I did a little research to see what it was all about. An endurance race, sounds cool, I love endurance races. I just competed in one a couple of months ago. It was called the Tough Mudder, and it was billed as the "worlds toughest endurance race" Really? Worlds toughest? Because even though it was hard and pretty challenging, it looks pretty easy compared to the footage I have just watched for the Eco-challenge. All I can say is Mark, please bring back the Eco-challenge. I will start training today to compete in it. And if I cannot get cast for it, at least I will be in really great physical shape as I sit on the couch and watch it on TV.