Byron Scott and Charles Norris Share an Outlook

(Bloomberg View) -- This week on our Masters in Business radio podcast, we sit down with Byron Scott, a former Los Angeles Laker, and, Charles Norris, the former head of McKesson & Deer Park Spring Water. The two are the authors of a new book, "Slam-Dunk Success: Leading from Every Position on Life’s Court."

The story of how the two of them met and began working out and collaborating is a warning against people making snap judgments based on appearances.

Despite being from two very different industries, they discovered they had similar philosophies about work, life and managing people. Their book was a way to share some of the ideas they held in common with a broader audience.

You can stream/download the full conversation, including the podcast extras, on iTunesSoundCloud and on Bloomberg. All of our earlier podcasts can be found on iTunesSoundcloud and Bloomberg.

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Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”

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