Ahead of the Game – HarperCollins Leadership Essentials

Dare to Pursue Your Life’s Greatest Achievements...

...with inspiration from a most unlikely CEO, Delane Parnell, now leading a gaming empire at the center of the booming, multibillion-dollar esports industry.

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Forever Changing the Gaming World

Delane is founder and CEO of PlayVS, a 120-person company that is forever changing the gaming landscape in America. In April 2018, esports--team based competitive video gaming--was added to the official list of sanctioned high school sports, and Parnell’s $400 million company is providing the infrastructure that hosts the competitions, compiles the statistics, organizes playoff tournaments, and streams state championships.

Go Against the Conventional Path to Realize Your Dream

Learn how the growing esports industry is changing the lives of students across the country who were previously not engaged in the high school experience.

Get a glimpse into a successful entrepreneur path unlike any other by following the story of how Delane Parnell created PlayVS in spite of the greatest of challenges.

Gain a new perspective on what is possible when entrepreneurs are allowed to create their own paths.

Learn evolving business trends that equal the playing field for people of color and provide real opportunity.

"Now, the next Black kid who wants to chase a dream will know what’s possible by watching Delane. This is the frontier of a new generation."

Foreword by Sean "Diddy" Combs

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About the Author

Kevin J. Ryan is an award-winning journalist who has spent the past decade covering business, sports, education, and technology. He reports on entrepreneurship and tech startups at Inc. magazine, where he hosted the Inc. Uncensored podcast, and has previously written for ESPN The Magazine, CNBC, and the Long Island Press. He lives in Queens, New York, with his wife, Abbie, and their dog, Flutie.