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 on how to adapt to change, embrace technological advances and put the best strategies in place to create the next big thing—essentially, teaching them how to hit curveballs and knock them out of the park.

He is a senior business development and sales executive. Companies hire him to grow their revenue. Scott is a strategic thinker with strong management, financial analysis and presentation skills as well as extensive c-suite, board of director, private equity and VC relationships. Scott’s career spans more than two decades as an operating executive, strategy consultant and investment banker at DDG Inc., Deloitte, BMO Capital Markets, Bear Stearns and Merrill Lynch.

At DDG, Scott helps Fortune 500 clients design, create and manage startups inside their companies to promote innovation and build sustainable growth. He partners with intrapreneurs who have the power to mandate change. With Scott’s assistance, these leaders experiment more and fail fast on a small scale to absorb the shock of change for risk-averse corporations. He also identifies, develops and closes strategic partnerships and M&A opportunities within these organizations to further turbocharge growth inorganically.

Scott has worked on more than $110 billion of strategic and financial advisory engagements. His large cap clients include 21st Century Fox, AMC Networks, Cablevision, CBS, Charter, Comcast, Discovery, Disney, Hearst, Liberty Media, MSG, NBCUniversal, News Corp, Time Inc., Time Warner, Viacom and WPP.

He has appeared numerous times on CNBC and FOX Business, been interviewed throughout the country on iHeartMedia, Cumulus and CBS radio stations and has acted as a subject matter expert or contributing journalist for The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Crain’s, Fast Company, Forbes and Reuters in addition to many other media and technology industry publications. Scott is also a regular on the conference speaking circuit.

He has further served on or chaired boards at The Paley Center for Media, The Dalton School, IESE Business 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.

Scott is currently working on his second book with Mark Levine, What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid? He’s an avid outdoorsman and lives in Westport, CT.

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.