Finally Mannie Jackson has found time in his schedule to write his life story. Boxcar to Boardrooms is a slam dunk victory for the human spirit.
Your book is just fabulous and I loved it. Incredibly inspirational and I really like your title, but the gist of the book is…..AGAINST ALL ODDS!
Mannie is the perfect guide to teach us to follow our dreams. We are lucky to have him as our teacher, and I hope you follow his path.
I was Mannie’s silent partner for ten years. Mannie transformed The Harlem Globetrotters into a successful and profitable business with a sense of integrity that is rare and truly remarkable. His accomplishments are indeed legendary.
We were both named to Activities and Academics Honour society at the University of Illinois in our junior and senior years. When Mannie was elected team captain I was senior manager. That Mannie went on to leadership and greatness in life is no surprise to me.
What a great book! Very special and a lot to be very proud of. Thank you for writing such a personal story and sharing it forever with the world especially to youngsters who need to know that through hard work their dreams can really come true.Thank you also for your thoughtful “autograph” and what you wrote to me. I very much appreciated it. I have spent the last eight years on the Board of Overseers of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and I would support and vote for you now for any office you wish to run for including the highest in the land. Our country needs good people like you who have run a business and know what it takes to make the American dream possible.
This guy (Mannie Jackson) is incredible. I can’t wait to learn how his business career develops. I am also shocked that someone still living experienced this injustice in the us. I guess I am very naive.
Read your book cover to cover. Bravo. Bought 10 for family and friends. Quite a story to share. See you soon. Congrats. Stay Humble!
I started reading it the other night and just went wow… So, I came to work and had my assistant order 6 copies of your book. I am giving a copy to each member of your team, that works directly with you or behind the scenes. I am looking forward to getting back to reading.
I finished the book yesterday on a plane and have to tell you how much I enjoyed it. There were many, many things I did not know about you that I simply marveled at as I progressed through the book. This is an absolute must read for young people of all races and backgrounds to read as they enter a turbulent world these days—the notion of goal setting (and dreaming) and staying fixated on the goal sounds like an old style adage but it works every time; young people today look for the easy way out—you are a great and believable voice to bring them back to reality. Lastly, I enjoyed the pictures at the end and was struck by what a beautiful woman your mother was. Congratulations on a wonderful book and thanks for sharing your messages of inspiration and accomplishment.
I loved everything about it especially the epilogue great story congratulations.