December 15 – Micheal Williams and Sharon Anderson Wright

On the December 15th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests were:
Micheal Williams – President/CEO, 3i Construction and Sharon Anderson Wright – President/CEO, Half Price Books

Right click to download | Subscribe to the PlayMakers Podcast

Micheal Williams, President/CEO, 3i Construction

Michael_Williams_HeadshotMicheal Williams knows first-hand what it takes to be part of a winning team.  He was a professional basketball player for the NBA World Champion Detroit Pistons in 1989 and he personally holds the current record for the most consecutive free throws.

Micheal is the President and CEO for 3i Construction located in Dallas; an all-encompassing General Contracting Company. 3i Construction opened its doors in 2001 with 3 full time employees and 10 part time employees. Today, Micheal employs over 75 employees.

Micheal applies the principles of teamwork and reliability that he honed as a professional athlete to the management of the company

He is dedicated to fostering each individual’s potential, enabling him or her to achieve the company’s corporate mission via a team-oriented approach. At 3i Construction, no one works for Micheal – they all work for the customer.


Sharon Anderson Wright, President/CEO, Half Price Books

Since 1972, Sharon Anderson Wright has gone from the first employee of Half Price Books Records Magazines to its President and CEO. She has helped the company expand from a single 1,000 square foot converted Laundromat into the nation’s largest family-owned new and used bookstore chain with 120 stores in 16 states.

Sharon began working for Half Price Books at the age of 13, sorting and shelving paperbacks. In 1976, she opened and managed the store in Richardson, and in 1986, became manager of the company’s flagship store. Within three years she was promoted to District Manager of the five Dallas stores.

Sharon was appointed General Manager and Executive Vice President over corporate operations the following year. She took the reins as Half Price Books President in 1996 after her mother, Half Price Books Cofounder Pat Anderson, passed away.

Adhering to the company philosophy that her mother maintained is a major objective for Wright. She continues to expand Half Price Books, but is committed to keeping the company an eco-friendly, fun place to work. She is an avid reader and an advocate of reading and literacy.

2013-11-24 05.24.00 Micheal Williams, Sharon Anderson Wright, Host Steve A Klein