Ted Turner is one of the outstanding personalities in the twentieth century. He turned Channel 17 in Atlanta into the first ‘Super Station’, transmitting its signal to cable systems nationwide via satellite. Soon, afterwards, he purchased the Atlanta Braves baseball and Atlanta Hawks basketball teams. In 1980, he inaugurated CNN, the world’s first live, round-the-clock, all-news television network. He organized the Inaugural Good Will Olympic games in Moscow, has won numerous awards and has held national and world sailing titles.
About making choices and decisions, Ted has given this advice, ‘There is a saying, “Be sure of your information, then go ahead.” My father was the first one who pointed this out to me…Get all the information you can, along with the advice and counsel of people you think are wise. That is a prerequisite for success in the long haul. You should not make decisions until you have complete knowledge about things. [When] you have to form opinions without as much information as you should have, or without firsthand knowledge…don’t hold hard and fast opinions. When new information becomes available, you should be able to change your mind.’