John Bacon: Hachette Speakers Bureau

John Bacon

Author & Leadership Expert

Few sports capture the nation's attention quite like college football. And few college football coaches have had as significant an impact on the sport and his players than the legendary coach of the Michigan Wolverines, Bo Schembechler.

While Bo Schembechler passed away in November 2006, his life and legacy will continue to inspire and educate future generations through John Bacon's Bo's Lasting Lessons: The Legendary Coach Teachers the Timeless Fundamentals of Leadership. Bo always thought that his true legacy and his most lasting achievement was the remarkable positive impact he had on the hundreds of athletes he coached who went on to live extraordinarily meaningful lives after their college years- whether as successful doctors, educators, coaches, lawyers and CEOs, or as stars in the NFL. Bo's Lasting Lessons brings these principles to life and shows how they can be applied to any leadership role.

Each chapter offers Schembechler's unique take on key management and leadership challenges, and offers practical and concrete examples on how he applied each principle in his own life and career.

John U. Bacon has written for TIME, The New York Times, ESPN The Magazine, and Sports Illustrated, among others, earning national honors for his work. The author of five books on business and sports, he also teaches at the University of Michigan, gives speeches across the country, and hosts a weekly radio program. His favorite books include: Richard Scary and Dr. Seuss, of course. Porko Von Pop Buttom; BO By Bo and Mitch Albom; Man in Motion by Joe Falls and Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger.

At the podium, John explores what made Bo such a phenomenal leader and some of the lasting lessons learned from Bo's life. He also discusses how Bo would approach the challenge of an uninspired underachiever with hidden potential.

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