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Bo Lasting Lessons

Bo's Lasting Lessons:
The Legendary Coach Teaches the Timeless Fundamentals of Leadership

Bo’s Lasting Lessons: The Legendary Coach Teaches the Timeless Fundamentals of Leadership Hachette Books 2007 Written with the University of Michigan’s Hall of Fame coach Bo Schembechler, who passed away in November, 2006, Bo’s last book spells out in colorful detail exactly what every leader must know from the beginning of his career to the end.

Wallstreet Journal Business and New York Times Business Best Seller

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Cirque du Soleil The Spark
Igniting the Creative Fire that Lives Within Us All

Doubleday 2006

Spark
explores how Cirque du Soleil manages creativity in the workplace, generating eye-popping innovations without losing the discipline every organization needs to be successful.  Coauthored with Cirque du Soleil president Lyn Heward, Bacon was granted unprecedented access to Cirque’s creators, performers and employees, and was even thrust into trying everything from the trapeze at 50-feet to the German Wheel to, yes, make up, all to gain a deeper understanding of how Cirque works.  Bacon frequently gives speeches on his experience with Cirque du Soleil, and the lessons learned. 


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America's Corner Store: Walgreens



America’s Corner Store:
Walgreen’s Prescription for Success


Wiley 2004 Since Charles Walgreen, the son of Swedish immigrants, opened his first store in 1901 on Chicago’s South Side, the pharmacy that still bears his name has grown to more than 4,000 outlets in 44 states, employing 150,000…it’s still and growing. A truly family endeavor, Walgreen’s pursued success with an “almost religious devotion to substance over style.” In an era rife with corporate scandal and mismanagement, the company continues to please its investors and employees alike, and reportedly raked in $33 billion in 2002.

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Blue Ice: The Story of Michigan Hockey

University of Michigan Press 2001

Blue Ice tells the story of the unlikely success and longevity of the University of Michigan’s hockey program - from its fight to become a varsity sport in the 1920s right up to its 1996 and 1998 NCAA national championships.  The book focuses more on the remarkable characters who developed the program than It has been selected to as the subject for an upcoming Michigan Public Television documentary. 

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A Legacy of Champions:
The Story of the Men Who Build University of Michigan


Coauthored with his colleagues at The Detroit News, Bacon researched and wrote the first third of the book on legendary coach and athletic director Fielding Yost’s contributions on and off the field.  This section, excerpted in the Detroit News, provided the inspiration for Michigan Television’s award-winning documentary, Michigan Football Memories, available on DVD. 

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