Rebel Without Applause

by Donald Steele



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/8/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 146
ISBN : 9781728348599

About the Book

Rebel Without Applause is the story that captures the life and times of Jon Hall, the founder and chairman of the board of the family-owned and -operated Glastender, Inc., a very successful food equipment manufacturing business located in Saginaw, Michigan. Jon’s amazing story reveals that Glastender faced myriad challenges along its winding pathway to profitability. To overcome these challenges, he partnered with Jay Kegerreis, a Wake Forrest University Business School graduate. Jay added business acumen. When Jay passed, the adult children of Jon and Brenda Hall stepped up to the plate and built an engaged culture worthy of emulation by any family business enterprise. Jon’s imagination and creativity went unrecognized in school. To compensate for this, Jon sought out mentors who appreciated his talents and helped him refine his skills. Jon reveals his secret to success: “I only work half days — twelve hours per day.”

About the Author

Don’s goal in life is to be the spark that ignites the fires of personal and professional optimal performance on whatever field of play one chooses. He is highly intelligent, graduating first in his class of Ph.D. candidates at The Ohio State University. He is a very entertaining writer and keynote speaker who uses humor, metaphor, and music to entertain and engage his audiences. He combines his wealth of experience as a serial entrepreneur with his deep knowledge of philosophy, psychology, and education in making complex concepts easy to understand and apply. Dr. Don has authored nine books covering topics like State Level Educational Policy Making; Anticipating and Managing the Future; The Administrative Uses of Michigan Educational Assessment Data; and most recently, two family business legacy books — Undefeated and Rebel Without Applause. He is currently writing two more legacy books.