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Book Title: Held Hostage: A Serial Bank Robber's Road to Redemption|
The author of the book: Ken Cooper
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 743 KB
Edition: Chosen Books
Date of issue: August 1st 2009
ISBN 13: 9780800794569
Read full description of the books Held Hostage: A Serial Bank Robber's Road to Redemption:I was prompted to read this book as a result of a chance meeting with this author at a recent seminar in Jacksonville. Ken Cooper’s oral account of how he assaulted banks is very difficult to digest. It is hard to understand how a successful businessman could ever be motivated to jeopardize everything to undertake such a risky endeavor. When I asked Ken about this directly in Jacksonville, he hesitated to answer, but finally offered up that he was just “crazy”.
However, after subsequently reading his book, I now understand that Ken was actually addicted to adrenalin. The heightened risk of robbing banks and taking hostages produced an adrenalin “high” that came to control Ken. Until reading this book, I never really knew anything about adrenalin addiction.
Although Ken’s adrenalin addiction preceded the cyber revolution, modern adrenalin addiction often manifests in computer gaming, whereby addicted gamers have been known to even avoid sleeping to pursue their cyber fantasies. In many ways, Ken was like an addicted gamer, with the exception that he had to play out his fantasies in a double life, as opposed to satisfying them in a computer world. When Ken was shot by a security officer, during a robbery, he couldn’t just restart the game. Instead, he went to prison.
Ken’s book leads the reader through the horror of being incarcerated in Florida, but also unveils the positive impacts of religious volunteers, who unselfishly devote their time to restore people like Ken.
USA Today Article on Ken Cooper
Read information about the authorKen Cooper is a founding partner of Performance Improvement Results. He has over 30 years of experience as a training consultant and speaker, has presented over 2,500 seminars, and has appeared in hundreds of live and recorded e-learning programs.
Ken is author of The Relational Enterprise, Effective Competency Modeling and Reporting, and BodyBusiness, all from the American Management Association. He has written hundreds of articles and white papers, and he has been published in Chief Learning Officer, Training, Trainer's Workshop, The Corporate Board, and numerous other business publications.
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