I Call Him Smart
I came across this posting from two years ago while browsing through my archives today. Because I have so many new friends and followers I felt compelled to re-post it.
When I watched Ted Turner being interviwed by David Letterman recently, a number of things struck me as quite smart. The smartest of all was when he was questioned about war. I do not recall his exact words, but his basic philosophy is to travel around the world and make friends with people in all countries. He commented that people do not want to kill their freinds, so if presidents would do that there would be no wars. That sounds pretty simple and brilliant to me.
Call Me Ted
In his autobiography, Call Me Ted, he describes what it was like being raised by a drunken father that beat him constantly. In spite of that, he loved his father, was motivated to succeed by him, and was devasted when he shot himself in the head.
In the book he describes how painful it was when Jane Fonda chose to leave him. It takes a lot to make a man like Ted Turner cry, and a big man to admit it publicly.
He created the first 24-hour news station with CNN. He always saw opportunities where others saw nothing, and he had fun doing it all. His current focus is a promise to “care for Planet Earth”!