The Corporate Kid

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9780794836191: The Corporate Kid

Two very different lives intersect in The Corporate Kid. Charles Sullivan is a youth from the poor part of Atlanta, with a strong sense of family and a good moral compass. Bill Bradford is a powerful CEO who has lost his way not just ethically, but, one fateful Sunday morning, also literally. A few wrong turns bring Bill to the south side of town, where he hits Charles's mother in a car accident. Before long the lives of the Sullivan and Bradford families are intertwined in a mixture of comedy and drama and opportunity. Charles finds himself face to face with crooked attorneys, helpful pastors, angry protestors, and a cast of other friends and foes, as events take him from his poor neighborhood to the boardroom of Bradford's giant company. The Corporate Kid shows how ethical decision-making is something everyone can aspire to, even if they're seemingly powerless and even if they've temporarily lost their way. Charles stays true to his morals and, by the end of the book, changes the world he lives in. The Corporate Kid is for young readers who want an uplifting story, and for the grownups who want them to have positive role models.

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Charles Sullivan looks like your average fifteen-year-old. A good kid. He plays basketball with his friends. He listens to music. He argues with his little sister. Until one hot summer day when a car accident brings to the Sullivan family doubt, despair and a unique opportunity. Charles quickly finds himself moving in circles he's never dreamed of. Is he in over his head? Or is he about to change the world for the better, now that he's The Corporate Kid?

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Neil Shulman, M.D. is the co-author (along with Carl Hiaasen) of the bestseller Doc Hollywood, which became a major motion picture starring Michael J. Fox. Neil was also an associate producer of the film. In addition to his work on Get Between the Covers, Neil has had success in several different genres, using a variety of publication options, over the past 25+ years. He has demonstrated his ability to build a "brand" on several different projects. He has written or co-written over 20 books, and some of his works can be read in as many as 8 languages. He has sold hundreds of thousands of copies, invented a new type of children's book, designed innovative and life-saving websites from his books, and is one of the leading public speakers in America. He has appeared on numerous news programs and syndicated talk shows in the past several years, in addition to the major print publications.

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