Larry H. Miller played by his own rules. Owner of an NBA franchise and founder of one of the country's largest automotive retail groups, Larry was a college dropout who went on to buy or build nearly one hundred businesses. Having started his career behind the service counter of an auto parts store, Larry became known as a masterful entrepreneur, a self-made billionaire, and a philanthropist. But he was so much more.
Behind the Drive contains ninety-nine uplifting and untold stories from every aspect and era of Larry's life. Contributors range from NBA legends to religious officials, business moguls to political leaders, employees to childhood friends, and colleagues to competitors.
These stories of an "ordinary-yet-extraordinary" man will inspire readers to find and live their own greatness by following Larry's example of working hard at something he loved, applying his God-given talents in service to others, and allowing his life to be guided by something greater than himself. This book is a guide for anyone who wishes to find success and make contributions in today's busy world.
I found this book fascinating. I love learning about people through their works, and there's nothing better than stories from close friends, co-workers, and family. It gives amazing insight as to who the person really is. I really enjoyed the forward by Mitt Romney and the stories are incredible. Some of the people that shared I know about and others I didn't, but either way I learned about how Larry Miller was a wonderful friend, businessman, father, and friend. He is a great example of we all can be toward our fellow men and to become great people in the process. They are lessons that we all can take to heart and apply to our lives. This is a book I would highly recommend to anyone who is looking to improve their lives.
One of my all time favorite books is Driven, it's written about Larry H Miller by Larry H Miller and Doug Robinson. Larry Miller's story is really amazing, but this book delves even deeper into this amazing man's life.
This one is written by one of his sons. Basically what he did was approach 500 people personally to ask them to write a memory about his dad. And then he picked 99 of them and put them in this book. I have loved reading each and every one of these stories. I love that they are all what people remember about this great man. I love that there are an awful lot of stories that have Larry Miller showing love and service for his fellow man, whether he knew them personally or not.
One of the stories that truly touched me was the story of a young boy who wrote for his elementary school paper. He went to a Jazz game with his grandfather, and saw Larry Miller being recognized for having bought half of the Jazz team to keep it in Utah. This cute boy called Larry Miller's office looking for an interview, and I loved that this amazing man called the young boy back even before his official press conference and gave him the scoop. What an example of how we should all treat those around us.
Make sure you take the time to read this touching book, you won't regret it!