The Last Excellent Man – The Meaning of Our Jordan Year

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For Michael Jordan, Mario Andretti, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Muhammad Ali, Caitlan Clark, Johnny Cash, and others discussed herein the “what” is well known. The metrics, awards, trophies, titles, championships, creative and competitive performances amount to a skinny dip in the global pool of public opinion.

And yet, for all the words written, video consumed, performances attended and cheered, one aspect of the iconic Curriculum vitae is left wanting. Why them? Why this man? Why that woman? Why that person? Did the gods sprinkle a little more gold dust on them? Were they born of an environmental treasure not otherwise apparent? Is it fate? Destiny? Luck? Timing? Or some other metaphysical aspect of being alive?

Through each account, “The Last Excellent Man – The Meaning of Our Jordan Year” illuminates how crucial moments can arrive unannounced, their impacts unfolding in ways we never could predict. This book is an ode to the unpredictability of life and the threads that weave our years together into the tapestry of destiny. Whether through planned pursuits or accidental discoveries, these stories reveal how one year can resonate throughout the entirety of our lives.

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Delve into the pivotal moments that define a lifetime, exploring both the extraordinary and the everyday with equal reverence. This collection of stories captures the transformative power of a singular moments — from the lives of renowned figures to those of unsung individuals.

For Michael Jordan, Mario Andretti, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Muhammad Ali, Caitlan Clark, Johnny Cash, and others discussed herein the “what” is well known. The metrics, awards, trophies, titles, championships, creative and competitive performances amount to a skinny dip in the global pool of public opinion.

Icons, especially athletes and musicians, tend to lay themselves bare in service to the god within. They fear neither the risks associated with success and failure, deceivers both, nor the demands and catcalls that come win or lose. They waltz not with Mephisto because they trade on nothing more than the thrill of a hunt, informed by powers they recognized and sought to enflame long before even those closest to them realized such powers existed. Eventually, and in incredibly short order, performance revealed an animating force that burned so bright as to be idiosyncratic, if not eccentric. Early comparisons to older artisans—Jordan to Julius Erving, Andretti to A.J. Foyt, Ali to all who came before him, Beyoncé to Swift to Madonna—fall away because the new is so transcendent compared to prior standards.

And yet, for all the words written, video consumed, performances attended and cheered, one aspect of the iconic Curriculum vitae is left wanting. Why them? Why this man? Why that woman? Why that person? Did the gods sprinkle a little more gold dust on them? Were they born of an environmental treasure not otherwise apparent? Is it fate? Destiny? Luck? Timing? Or some other metaphysical aspect of being alive?

Through each account, The Meaning of Our Jordan Year illuminates how crucial moments can arrive unannounced, their impacts unfolding in ways we never could predict. This book is an ode to the unpredictability of life and the threads that weave our years together into the tapestry of destiny. Whether through planned pursuits or accidental discoveries, these stories reveal how one year can resonate throughout the entirety of our lives.