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Alex Ferguson - Author

About the Author

Raised in the tough Govan district of Glasgow, where his father was a shipyard worker, Alex Ferguson started his own working life as an apprentice toolmaker. He went on to play for Queen's Park and five other professional football clubs including the idols of his boyhood, Rangers. Needless to say he was known as a hard and awkward opponent on the field as well as off it. Intelligent and quick-witted, Alex Ferguson followed his father's lead as a deeply committed socialist.

Featured books by Alex Ferguson

Alex Ferguson My Autobiography

Alex Ferguson My Autobiography

Author: Alex Ferguson Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2013

Sir Alex announced his retirement as manager of Manchester United after 27 years in the role. He has gone out in a blaze of glory, with United winning the Premier League for the 13th time, and he is widely considered to be the greatest manager in the history of British football. Over the last quarter of a century there have been seismic changes at Manchester United. The only constant element has been the quality of the manager's league-winning squad and United's run of success, which included winning the Champions League for a second time in 2008. Sir Alex created a purposeful, but welcoming, and much envied culture at the club which has lasted the test of time. Sir Alex saw Manchester United change from a conventional football club to what is now a major business enterprise, and he never failed to move with the times. It was directly due to his vision, energy and ability that he was able to build teams both on and off the pitch. He was a man-manager of phenomenal skill, and increasingly he had to deal with global stars. His relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo, for instance, was excellent and David Beckham has described Sir Alex as a father figure. Over the past four years, Sir Alex has been reflecting on and jotting down the highlights of his extraordinary career and in his new book he will reveal his amazing story as it unfolded, from his very early days in the tough shipyard areas of Govan.

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Other books by Alex Ferguson

Leading Lessons in leadership from the legendary Manchester United manager

Leading Lessons in leadership from the legendary Manchester United manager

Author: Alex Ferguson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2019

'One of the World's all-time great leaders' Professor Anita Elberse, Harvard Business School What does it take to lead a team to world-class success over a sustained period of time? Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the few leaders who truly knows. In his 38 years in management, Sir Alex won an astonishing 49 trophies and helped grow Manchester United into one of the biggest commercial brands in the world. In this inspirational and straight-talking book, Sir Alex reveals the secrets behind his record-breaking career. LEADING is structured around the key skills that Sir Alex values most highly. It includes subjects we immediately associate with his managerial style: Discipline, Control, Teamwork and Motivation. But it also addresses subjects that are less obvious but no less important when seeking success: Delegation, Data Analysis and Dealing with Failure. Written with the investor Sir Michael Moritz, a longstanding friend of Sir Alex, LEADING is packed with insight, wisdom, humour and honesty. The individual stories inevitably concern themselves with football, and the phenomenal success that came along the way, but the lessons can be applied by anyone. Whether you run a business, teach in a classroom, or work in a small team, LEADING will help you become a better leader.

Loving and Dying in Avalon

Loving and Dying in Avalon

Author: Alex Ferguson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2019

Two young men, close friends Nicholas Hope, a painter of talent, and Timothy Sharp, a budding writer, are living in Avalon, a city in the South-West of England. Sworn to live free, they take nothing from the State, but support themselves by bar and restaurant jobs, the odd commission, and `borrowing' from friends. They survive on cigarettes and rum scrumpies. This story relates truly what happened to Nick and Timmy in that fateful summer of 1950.

A Summer of Wickedness

A Summer of Wickedness

Author: Alex Ferguson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/04/2019

Inspector Davison is haunted by the suspicion that too many Duncaster girls are dying. A senior officer has closed enquiries into seemingly unrelated deaths. John Richards, a bereaved father, is constantly blocked, until he meets Harry Whitehouse, a former police officer who has also lost his daughter. Nothing disturbs the complacency of the quiet Midland town of Duncaster in the Fifties, but there is a supreme evil growing in the shadows. A young teacher, Daniel Leven, begins his third year of teaching in a Duncaster school staffed by older women and a domineering Headmaster, Mr. Deacon. From Daniel's new class, Mr. Deacon chooses the Head Boy and Girl. Daniel begins to be concerned when the girl, Sheila Morgan, begins returning from the Headmaster's errands in distress. Slowly, seemingly unrelated threads draw together the innocent and the wicked in this tale of murder and depravity.

The Time Walkers

The Time Walkers

Author: Alex Ferguson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/11/2018

The Brook Randall School for Girls of Military Parentage is a boarding school of good reputation. For teenagers Melanie Mackenzie, Joan Vere d?Urquart, and Laura MaCallaman, it is a tranquil and ordered environment that allows them to overcome the tragedies of their pasts. But when the famous playwright Christopher Marlowe arrives at the school to give a lecture on historical time travel, bringing with him an air of mystery and adventure, the delicate equilibrium of Randall's is shattered. Melanie, it turns out, is a Time Walker: someone who can break the barriers of time and send people back into the past. She is just what Marlowe has been looking for ? someone who can return him to his own time and allow him to escape the religious fanatics who have hunted him since the Elizabethan era. But as events unfold, both Christopher Marlowe and the girls find themselves embroiled in a historical time travel mystery spanning the 1600s to the closing days of the Napoleonic Wars.

Putting Out the Lights

Putting Out the Lights

Author: Alex Ferguson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2018

Have you ever wondered why it is always the bright child who is killed in an accident? Gifted children we need to advance our technology, to find the answers to our problems, die in incidents where others survive. In my personal experience, I mourn three such children. Daniel Fallon believes an evil presence provokes innocent people to kill gifted children to impoverish us. A whisper of an imaginary slight in an innocent's ear grows from irritation to anger, to homicidal rage, to murder. Daniel Fallon and a young woman, Sheena Galloway, become allies in the struggle to track down this creature and destroy it. My advice: lock the doors, settle in your chair with your favourite crisps, a bottle of strengthening Lucozade, and a stout shillelagh. Don't turn down the lights.

The Jethart House

The Jethart House

Author: Alex Ferguson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2018

In the Border town of Jedburgh stands the Queen s House. In 1565 Mary, Queen of Scots, came to hold an Assize, but was driven from the Spread Eagle tavern to the House by a malicious fire. Did someone intend to murder the Queen? Mary rode to Hermitage where her presumed lover, James Hepburn, Earl Bothwell lived, but returned the same day. Why? I was intrigued. Was she running into his arms or running away? From the bench where I sat in the House garden, I borrowed a brother and sister from a school group and the story began. When Detective Constable Susan Duffy views a CCTV tape from a Newcastle charity shop burglary, she is shocked, but no one at her chauvinistic station can be bothered. Then two teenagers disappear after visiting the House and Susan pursues the villain who moves through time to kill everyone in his path who would reveal the truth of an age-old mystery. In my ending is my beginning, as Mary Stuart wrote. In the ending of this story is the beginning of something extraordinary.

Managing My Life: My Autobiography The first book by the legendary Manchester United manager

Managing My Life: My Autobiography The first book by the legendary Manchester United manager

Author: Alex Ferguson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2017

This book is about the beginning of Sir Alex's football career, until the year 2000. 1999 was an outstanding year for Alex Ferguson - not only did he lead Manchester United, the most glamorous club in the world, to a unique and outstanding treble triumph, but he was awarded the highest honour for his sporting achievements; a Knighthood from the Queen. Universally respected for his tough, but caring managerial style, Ferguson is an unusually intelligent man with a fascinating life story. Covering his tough Govan upbringing through to his playing days and onto his shift into management, Managing My Life is told with the fine balance of biting controversy and human sensitivity which made it such an unprecedented success in hardback. Alex Ferguson is a legend in his lifetime.

Leading

Leading

Author: Alex Ferguson, Michael Moritz Format: eBook Release Date: 27/09/2016

After an astonishing career-first in Scotland, and then over 27 years with Manchester United Football Club- Sir Alex Ferguson delivers Leading, in which the greatest soccer coach of all time will analyze the pivotal leadership decisions of his 38 years as a manager and, with his friend and collaborator Sir Michael Moritz, draw out lessons anyone can use in business and life to generate long-term transformational success.

Leading

Leading

Author: Alex Ferguson, Michael Moritz Format: eBook Release Date: 16/03/2016

Als Trainer von Manchester United (1986 bis 2013) gewann Sir Alex Ferguson 38 Titel,unter anderem 13-mal die englische Meisterschaft, funfmal den FA Cup, zweimal dieChampions League und einmal den Europapokal der Pokalsieger. 1999 wurde er von Queen Elisabeth II zum Ritter geschlagen. Nach einer erstaunlichen Karriere - zunchst in Schottland, dann ber 27 Jahre bei Manchester United - legt Sir Alex Ferguson "e;Leading"e; vor, in dem der grte Fuballtrainer aller Zeiten die zentralen Fhrungsentscheidungen seiner 38-jhrigen Teammanager-Karriere analysiert und, gemeinsam mit seinem Freund und Koautor Sir Michael Moritz, die Lektionen herausarbeitet, die jeder im Geschftsleben und im Leben verwenden kann, um langfristig transformative Erfolge zu erzielen. Von Einstellungskriterien zu Entlassungsentscheidungen, vom Umgang mit Vernderung zu Teamwork, von der Souvernitt in der Vorstandsetage bis zur Reaktion auf Misserfolg und Widerstnde: "e;Leading"e; ist so inspirierend wie praktisch und ein Nachschlagewerk fr jede

Leading

Leading

Author: Alex Ferguson, Michael Moritz Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2015

From the winningest soccer coach ever, best known for 27 triumphant years with Manchester United, comes the book that decodes the key tools he used to deliver sustained success on and off the field. After an astonishing career-first in Scotland, and then over 27 years with Manchester United Football Club, Sir Alex Ferguson analyzes the pivotal leadership decisions of his 38 years as a manager and, with his friend and collaborator Sir Michael Moritz, draws out lessons that anyone can use in business and life to generate long-term transformational success.From hiring practices to firing decisions, from dealing with transition to teamwork, from mastering the boardroom to responding to failure and adversity, Leading is as inspiring as it is practical, and a go-to reference for any leader in business, sports, and life.

Leading Lessons in leadership from the legendary Manchester United manager

Leading Lessons in leadership from the legendary Manchester United manager

Author: Alex Ferguson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 22/09/2015

What does it take to lead a team to world-class success over a sustained period of time? Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the few leaders who truly knows. In his 38 years in management, Sir Alex won an astonishing 49 trophies and helped grow Manchester United into one of the biggest commercial brands in the world. In this inspirational and straight-talking new book, Sir Alex reveals the secrets behind his record-breaking career. LEADING is structured around the key skills that Sir Alex values most highly. It includes subjects we immediately associate with his managerial style: Discipline, Control, Teamwork and Motivation. But it also addresses subjects that are less obvious but no less important when seeking success: Delegation, Data Analysis and Dealing with Failure. Written with the investor Sir Michael Moritz, a longstanding friend of Sir Alex, LEADING is packed with insight, wisdom, humour and honesty. The individual stories inevitably concern themselves with football, and the phenomenal success that came along the way, but the lessons can be applied by anyone. Whether you run a business, teach in a classroom, or work in a small team, LEADING will help you become a better leader.

Leading Special Edition

Leading Special Edition

Author: Alex Ferguson Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2015

Signed and numbered limited edition of LEADING. Quarter bound hardback book in a clam shell presentation box with foil finishes, gold gilt page edges and a ribbon marker. An inspirational guide to great leadership, from the most successful football manager of all time. What does it take to lead a team to world-class success over a sustained period of time? Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the few leaders who truly knows. In his 38 years in management, Sir Alex won an astonishing 49 trophies and helped grow Manchester United into one of the biggest commercial brands in the world. In this inspirational and straight-talking new book, Sir Alex reveals the secrets behind his record-breaking career. LEADING is structured around the key skills that Sir Alex values most highly. It includes subjects we immediately associate with his managerial style: Discipline, Control, Teamwork and Motivation. But it also addresses subjects that are less obvious but no less important when seeking success: Delegation, Data Analysis and Dealing with Failure. Written with the investor Sir Michael Moritz, a longstanding friend of Sir Alex, LEADING is packed with insight, wisdom, humour and honesty. The individual stories inevitably concern themselves with football, and the phenomenal success that came along the way, but the lessons can be applied by anyone. Whether you run a business, teach in a classroom, or work in a small team, LEADING will help you become a better leader.

ALEX FERGUSON My Autobiography The autobiography of the legendary Manchester United manager

ALEX FERGUSON My Autobiography The autobiography of the legendary Manchester United manager

Author: Alex Ferguson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/2014

Sir Alex Ferguson's compelling story is always honest and revealing he reflects on his managerial career that embraced unprecedented European success for Aberdeen and 26 triumphant seasons with Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson's best-selling autobiography has now been updated to offer reflections on events at Manchester United since his retirement as well as his teachings at the Harvard Business School, a night at the Oscars and a boat tour round the Hebrides, where he passed unrecognised. The extra material adds fresh insights and detail on his final years as United's manager. Both the psychology of management and the detail of football strategy at the top level can be complex matters but no-one has explained them in a more interesting and accessible way for the general reader than Sir Alex does here. MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY is revealing, endlessly entertaining and above all inspirational.

ALEX FERGUSON My Autobiography The autobiography of the legendary Manchester United manager

ALEX FERGUSON My Autobiography The autobiography of the legendary Manchester United manager

Author: Alex Ferguson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 12/12/2013

Sir Alex announced his retirement as manager of Manchester United after 27 years in the role. He has gone out in a blaze of glory, with United winning the Premier League for the 13th time, and he is widely considered to be the greatest manager in the history of British football. Over the last quarter of a century there have been seismic changes at Manchester United. The only constant element has been the quality of the manager's league-winning squad and United's run of success, which included winning the Champions League for a second time in 2008. Sir Alex created a purposeful, but welcoming, and much envied culture at the club which has lasted the test of time. Sir Alex saw Manchester United change from a conventional football club to what is now a major business enterprise, and he never failed to move with the times. It was directly due to his vision, energy and ability that he was able to build teams both on and off the pitch. He was a man-manager of phenomenal skill, and increasingly he had to deal with global stars. His relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo, for instance, was excellent and David Beckham has described Sir Alex as a father figure. Over the past four years, Sir Alex has been reflecting on and jotting down the highlights of his extraordinary career and in his new book he will reveal his amazing story as it unfolded, from his very early days in the tough shipyard areas of Govan.

Tiggie A Story of Good & Evil Written for Young People

Tiggie A Story of Good & Evil Written for Young People

Author: Alex Ferguson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/06/2011

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