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"Thom Weisel’s occupation has been extraordinary. In series he has equipped winning funding banking and learn enterprises. that will be sufficient, yet he has additionally revitalized the U.S. Ski group, sponsored and encouraged the successful journey de France biking staff, inspired Lance Armstrong to turn into a world-class competitor back after his conflict with melanoma, financially and spiritually empowered the Empower the United States imagine tank, and assembled a world-class modern paintings assortment. you can't do all this with no need unparalleled strength, uncanny imaginative and prescient, remarkable management traits and notable instinct. This e-book tells Thom’s tale and contains a few of his personal insightful inspiration items. In Capital Instincts, you are going to examine much approximately administration, motivation, management and the specified features of humanity which are the substance of greatness." –Byron R. Wien coping with Director Morgan Stanley

"Serial successes are infrequent. those who span Silicon Valley and Wall road, glossy paintings, Olympic ski racing, and the travel de France, rarer nonetheless. No, Capital Instincts: existence as an Entrepreneur, Financier, and Athlete isn’t a singular. however it is a mystery. Richard Brandt isn’t Robert Ludlum, yet he’ll have you ever having fun with turning pages simply as a lot. And Thom Weisel isn’t Jason Bourne, yet he strikes approximately as speedy and covers extra territory. a desirable strength, a amazing combination of strength and concentration, of expertise and intuition for markets and other people, of guts and force, he has lit up the worlds of finance, artwork and activities for many years. half biography, half company historical past, half Weisel’s personal perspectives on matters from administration, funding banking and entrepreneurship to the net bubble/bust and fiscal destiny, Capital Instincts is just riveting. greater than a needs to read–a pleasant learn to boot. And with Weisel going powerful, i will be able to not often stay up for the sequel." –Michael J. Boskin T.M. Friedman Professor of Economics and Hoover establishment Senior Fellow Stanford college

"Thom Weisel and Richard Brandt have produced a simple interpreting heritage that are meant to be integrated in each enterprise learn software. management classes in activities and finance laced with real-life studies. i discovered myself remembering fresh headlines as Thom tells the interior story." –Harvey W. Schiller President & CEO US Operations Assante Corp

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He has continued to compete in athletics, and seems to take up a new sport every decade or so, repeating the experience of winning national and international amateur championships. S. Olympic Ski Team, the organization that sends American skiers to the Olympics. He also reorganized the entity in the process. He took up competitive cycling in the late 1980s, became a national champion, and is now spearheading a major reorganization of USA Cycling, the domestic organization that governs competitive cycling.

When he was younger, he actually bore a bit of a resemblance to Warren Beatty. Weisel denies it, but during his college years, those qualities seemed to attract women like teen fans to a Backstreet Boy. “Women loved him,” says Brad Freeman, a Stanford classmate. “They were crazy about him, because he was very strong mentally. ” Of course, he does confess that for two years at Stanford he dated a girl named Nancy Albert, possibly the prettiest girl at the university. And that her father, Frankie Albert, was a legendary quarterback who had led Stanford to a Rose Bowl victory and later joined the San Francisco 49ers.

He did not like me going out and having fun on Friday nights. I like fast cars, and all speed sports. ” Thom had his moments with his mother as well. His father may have done things by the book, but it seemed as though his mother had the book memorized. Used to a well-heeled life, she was big on formality and decorum and expected her children to know how to behave in polite society. At dinner, Thom knew how to properly set a table and hold a fork. Miss Manners might appreciate it, but Thom couldn’t stand it.

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