Success magazine's video Louis Zamperini on being a Prisoner of War is a short funny interview with Louie Zamperini. In a little over a minute you can get an idea of Louie's sense of humor.
Jason A. Moser and Tom Gardner from The Motley Fool discuss leadership and Louis Zamperini for their Rising Star Portfolio series. Gardener inspired by his life and human spirit recently interviewed the 93 year old, Louis Zamperini. He identifies some key leadership qualities Zamperini exemplifies then writes how those qualities apply to the business world.
Gardner writes, "Great leaders have to be all in; there is no going halfway." There are so many examples of Zamperini doing just that. When he was ordered to race against a Japanese civilian while he was a prisoner of war. He didn't want to do it but all the prisoners were to be punished if he refused. He had no intention of winning, but as he ran he thought about all the humiliation he had suffered. Something just came over him and he won the race.
Read more from the 4 part interview between Tom Gardner and Louis Zamperini.
Steve Oney, from the Wall Street Journal interviews Louis Zamperini and Laura Hillenbrand about the special bond they developed during the writing of Unbroken in his article, The Defiant Ones.
The New York Times Book Review of the novel, UnBroken by Laura Hillenbrand from November 14, 2010 by Janet Maslin begins with a quote from Louis Zamperini's track coach at the University of Southern California describing his young runner as, “The only runner who could beat him was Seabiscuit,” How ironic, many years later the author of Seabiscuit, Laura Hillenbrand writes Louis Zamperini's life story in UnBroken.
Check out this video on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzjN9cu-TDc
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