The Dream Job: The My Wild Ride On The Corporate Side With The Leafs by Richard Peddie

The Dream Job: The My Wild Ride On The Corporate Side With The Leafs

byRichard Peddie

Hardcover | October 22, 2013

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The former head of one of the most successful sports franchises in the world takes readers into the boardrooms and dressing rooms of major league sports

Millions of sports fans think they know how to run any team better than the executive in charge of the operation. Such pressure is bound to teach a person a thing or two about leadership, humility and success. Richard Peddie, former president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, has clearly learned a few lessons along the way, and now he shares them for the first time in his new book.

Dream Job takes readers behind the scenes of MLSE and introduces us to Richard Peddie, the man Forbes Magazine once called “a bum” to hockey fans (considering the Leafs’ performance) but “a wizard” on enterprise value creation. Entrepreneurs will be keen to learn how a working class kid from Windsor who barely made it into university managed to reach the top of virtually every organization he ever worked for. Hockey, basketball and soccer fans will warm to the many stories that Peddie has to tell in this fascinating and hard-hitting book.

About The Author

RICHARD PEDDIE was president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment for fifteen years until his retirement in 2012, overseeing all business and team operations related to the Maple Leafs, the Raptors, Toronto FC, the Marlies, the operations of the Air Canada Centre, the organization's two television channels and Maple Leaf Squa...

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Title:The Dream Job: The My Wild Ride On The Corporate Side With The LeafsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.07 inPublished:October 22, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443418765

ISBN - 13:9781443418768

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"Through the words and stories in his book, it is clear he has the vision, the brains and the ability to succeed in the business of sports." -BRIAN BURKE, FORMER PRESIDENT, TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS"Peddie is a gold medal type of business/sports executive. . . . Outstanding leadership falls into the hands of a few-Peddie is one of that select group."-PAUL GODFREY, PRESIDENT AND CEO, NATIONAL POST"His book, like his career, is equal parts entertainment and education. Frank, funny, thought provoking . . . a lesson well learned on every page." -PAUL ALOFS, PRESIDENT AND CEO, THE PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL FOUNDATION