The Clarke Williams Story

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The Clarke Williams Story ~ In the Media

Friday, December 19

CenturyLink founder’s biography author tours area

The Ouachita Citizen

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Monday, December 1

Nice Guy Finishes First

Bayou Life - December 2014

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Monday, December 1

The Clarke Williams Story, Nice Guy Finishes First

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Friday, November 28

Louisiana Legend: Clarke Williams

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Monday, November 17

New Book: The Clarke Williams Story

Chennault Aviation and Military Museum

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Wednesday, November 12

Success story: CenturyLink founder's biography released

The News Star

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Wednesday, November 5

Famed journalist Leo Honeycutt comes to ULM to present new book on CenturyLink founder

University of Louisiana at Monroe

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Saturday, November 1

Leo Honeycutt - Biography

11th Annual Louisiana Book Festival

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Thursday, October 30

THURSDAY: Leo Honeycutt; Suzanne Terrell; and Steve Myers

WRKF 89.3

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Press Releases

How Clarke Williams Built America’s 3rd largest Telecommunications Giant, CenturyLink®

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Honeycutt releases new book: The Clarke Williams Story

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The Clarke Williams Story ~ Reviews


“Clarke Williams proved nice guys can finish first and that following the Golden Rule is the only way to
succeed in business and in life. The best part is it can be learned.”

U.S. Rep. Richard Gephardt

Former House Majority Leader and presidential candidate


“Business schools seldom teach genuine leadership. Long-term business success in much more about ethics
than profit and loss because good people bring out the best in others. Clarke Williams’ life is one of the
finest roadmaps I have ever seen for true happiness and genuine success.”

Admiral Bill Owens

Former Vice Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff


“Mr. Williams’ life still teaches me two things: Be kind and true in all dealings, and anyone can learn to succeed.
This book captures a life that should be studied and emulated for years to come.”

Glen Post

President & CEO, CenturyLink®


"This Louisianan epitomizes the spirit of most Americans, hard working, persevering, and helping others. Anyone who takes the time to read this inspiring story can't help but profit from it, professionally and spiritually. It shows what a little perseverance and faith can do."

Murphy J. "Mike" Foster

Former Governor of Louisiana


"Mr. WIlliams' priorities were consistent: God, family, and employees and customers of CenturyLink®. He was a shining example of a good father, the best employer and the fairest in business. This book shows how to build a great company and a great legacy."

Harvey Perry

Vice Chairman of the CenturyLink® Board, Former General Counsel,
Sr. Vice President, and Son-in-Law