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Mike Veeck presents Another Boring, Derivative, Piece of Crap Business Book

This event will be held at the St. Paul Athletic Club prior to the Saints game. A cash bar will be available.

There's never been a book like this. It will make you laugh, and open up new thinking that's made millions. It has a video inside. It makes stupid into the new smart. Your rivals will be so off put by the title, that they ll never stoop to read it. This gets you in the clear to leap, and they won't even know what hit them.

Mike Veeck is a nationally renowned speaker, entrepreneur, college professor, marketing, promotions and advertising expert as well as an owner of six successful minor league baseball teams. His name is synonymous with fun and creativity and he continues to blaze new trails each year. Who else would train a pig to deliver baseballs to the umpire, hire mimes to perform instant replays or lock fans out of the stadium to set an all-time attendance record for fewest people at a game?

The Veeck family started in baseball nearly a century ago when Mike s grandfather was president of the Chicago Cubs. Mike's father Bill, a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, was the owner of the St. Louis Browns, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox and the then minor league Milwaukee Brewers. Bill Veeck is remembered for signing Larry Doby, the first African American to play in the American League (1947) and for sending 3-foot, 6-inch Eddie Gaedel to bat in a major league game. Mike began his baseball career with the Chicago White Sox and has also worked for the Detroit Tigers, Florida Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays.

It is with the belief that anything is possible and fun is crucial to success that Mike runs his companies. His Saint Paul Saints have become a model organization and along with this culture of fun, it is their willingness to take creative risks, forge innovative partnerships and deliver outstanding customer care that proves to be the positive difference that leads to success. It s no surprise then that SNL alum and film guy Bill Murray (a co-owner and partner with Mike in a number of ventures)serves as Team Psychologist / Director of Fun. Murray is sometimes seen taking tickets, selling programs, coaching third base and giving noogies. Fans love the positive vibe, family feel and great customer service they get at Mike's ballparks!

This business philosophy has garnered national attention, with Mike being featured on NBC Nightly News, 60 Minutes, HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, ESPN Sports Center, The Late Show with David Letterman and many other national media outlets. With his teams practicing all this fun and passion in the workplace, providing great customer care, exceeding aggressive sales goals and gaining national attention for his creative promotions and partnerships, Mike decided to highlight his coworkers and tell these stories in his book Fun Is Good! In response to the success of the book and organizations asking to learn more of this philosophy, Mike created the consulting company of the same name, Fun Is Good.

He and his team lead entertaining seminars, training sessions and keynote speeches across the country. Mike is a highly sought after speaker, allowing him the privilege of working with many companies each year, including 3M, The NBA, Deluxe Corporation, General Mills and NASCAR, to name just a few. Mike and his wife, Libby, reside in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. He is the father or two children, William Night Train and Rebecca.

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