Books that influenced me

Al Moffatt
Worldwide Partners

Al Moffatt is president and CEO, Worldwide Partners. He built his career at some of the finest agencies in the world, including TBWA\Chiat\Day, Grey Global, and Ketchum Advertising. Prior to becoming president and CEO of Worldwide Partners, Al founded and was president of Moffatt/ Rosenthal Advertising in Portland, Oregon, USA.

1. Backboard Magic
by Howard Brier, published by Random House, 1949

This is the first book I remember reading. I was eight years old. It's about a young boy that tried to make his school basketball team only to be dismissed numerous times. But, ultimately, his hard work pays off when he finally makes the team and ends up winning the championship game for his team. Childish, of course! But I bet I've read this book at least five times; its message of persistence and perseverance has stuck with me ever since.