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Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1972. Ninth printing [stated]. Hardcover. 434 pages. Index, DJ worn & soiled: edge tears/chips. Signed on half-title page by the co-author (Dave Powers). Kenneth Patrick O'Donnell (March 4, 1924 – September 9, 1977) was an American political consultant and the special assistant and appointments secretary to President John F. Kennedy from 1961 until Kennedy's assassination in November 1963. O'Donnell was a close friend of President Kennedy and his younger brother Robert F. Kennedy, and was part of the group of Kennedy's close advisers dubbed the "Irish Mafia." O'Donnell also served as an aide to President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1963 to 1965. David Francis Powers (April 25, 1912 – March 27, 1998) was Special Assistant and assistant Appointments Secretary to President of the United States John F. Kennedy. Powers served as Museum Curator of the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum from 1964 until his retirement in May 1994. Powers was a military veteran who served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II from 1942 to 1945.
Knoxville, TN: Whittle Direct Books, 1990. First? Edition. First? Printing. 85, illus. (some in color), usual library markings, Federal Express ads One of the Larger Agenda Series, which presents original short books by distinguished authors on subjects of imnportance to managers and policymakers in business and the public sector. In this book, the quest of avoiding humiliation a second time (The X Factor), is discussed in a hilarious and informative fashion, leading from the locker room to the boardroom, with many strange stops in between. The author corners superstars like Bill Russell and Billie Jean King, famous coaches, the chairman of American Express, sports doctors, and mergers and acquisitions king Henry Kravis, and puts the same question to all of them: what is it that allows an individual, or a team, to outperform competitors who are no less gifted, mentally and physically? Their answers run the gamut from motivational rage to new-age meditation.