How to Hit a Curveball

Confront and Overcome the Unexpected in Business
By Scott R. Singer with Mark Levine

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About the Authors

Scott R. Singer

Scott Singer advises companies how to adapt to change, embrace technological advances, put the best strategies in place to create sustainable growth and reduce disruption risk—essentially, teaching them how to hit curveballs and knock them out of the park.

He’s a strategy, business & corporate development executive and currently leads these efforts along with PR for Team Whistle, a global sports & entertainment media company backed by NBC/Sky Sports, Discovery, ITV, Liberty Global, Snap, WndrCo, Derek Jeter, Peyton Manning, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Liz Murdoch and CAA.

Prior to Whistle, Scott was a managing director at Gather (fka DDG Inc.), a digital business transformation consultancy, and a partner at Deloitte, where he helped lead its U.S. media practice. Scott was also the former head of strategy & development at SheKnows Media, a Great Hill-backed company, and the former head of business innovation & strategic partnerships at USA TODAY. Prior to becoming a strategy consultant and operating exec, Scott was a highly successful media & tech investment banker at BMO Capital Markets, Bear Stearns and Merrill Lynch. During his 20 year banking career, Scott advised clients on M&A and corporate finance transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $110 billion, including the second-largest IPO in U.S. history at the time.

Scott has appeared on CNBC and FOX Business, recorded a podcast for the American Management Association and been quoted as a subject matter expert by The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Crain’s, Fast Company, Forbes and Thomson Reuters. He is also a regular on the conference speaking circuit.

Scott has further served on or chaired boards at The Paley Center for Media, IESE Business School, The Dalton School and Bucknell University, Scott’s alma mater. He has also guest lectured at NYU’s Stern School of Business (where he earned his MBA) and Columbia Business School.

Mark Levine

Mark Levine has written and collaborated on books and magazine articles on subjects as varied as business and spirituality. Among his more than 30 books are the best sellers Second Acts, Die Broke, Live Rich and Lifescripts. Mark has been a columnist for New York, Money, Men’s Health and Working Woman as well as a contributing editor to Worth. He is the author of hundreds of articles, three of which were nominated for the National Magazine Awards sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Mark has taught magazine writing at Cornell University and has guest lectured at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications. He is a member of the Authors Guild. Mark is married to best selling romance novelist Deirdre Martin. They live, with their Newfoundland Rocky, in Ithaca, NY.