Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

February 22, 2011
Hosted by Roy Saunderson and S. Max Brown

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Montreal and New York City, February 15, 2011 – FIRST TIME EVER... author of Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand appears with subject of book, Louis Zamperini. With 760,000 copies of Unbroken in print, and the movie optioned by Universal Pictures, hear the first and only interview featuring both the author, Laura Hillenbrand (also the author of NYT bestseller Seabiscuit) and the subject, Louis Zamperini together on the next episode of Real Recognition Radio. Louis was an Olympic athlete at the Games in Berlin when Hitler was in power. World War II—Louie was a U.S. Air Corps bombardier on a routine search mission over the Pacific when his plane crashed into the ocean. After surviving in a life raft, drifting 2,000 miles for 47 days into Japanese controlled waters, he faced his rescuers who were also his torturers, and suffered the remainder of the war in a series of prison camps. Louie endured incredible hardships almost too unbearable to believe. Today at 94 years of age, Louie is still spry, and full of life.

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Roy Saunderson and S. Max Brown

Roy Saunderson and S. Max Brown

Roy Saunderson, president and founder of the Recognition Management Institute, is a leading North American expert on employee recognition. A professional speaker for over 20 years, Roy founded RMI over 14-years ago to address the difficulty managers have giving effective recognition to their employees. He has consulted and presented to clients across North America and Europe and has been published extensively on employee recognition. Following the successful launch of his second book, GIVING the Real Recognition Way, he is currently writing additional books to assist senior leaders become more strategic with applying employee recognition the right way.

In the last ten years, S. Max Brown, VP of Organizational Learning for RMI, has made nearly one thousand presentations in locations around the world. He has taken clients rappelling off the Great Wall of China, facilitated at the Parliament of World Religions Conference in Spain, and even survived a severe winter presentation in Regina, Saskatchewan. With his experience in leadership training, speaking, and facilitating around the world, Max brings a global perspective to the challenge of motivating people. Max laces his presentations with stories and examples that inspire people to act. Audiences at companies such as American Express, GE, HSBC, and Jones Apparel have raved about his interactive, engaging style. As a result, he travels 200,000 miles per year to deliver presentations to clients around the globe!

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