Business Leaders, Artists, Doctors, and Other Visionaries on How Sports Can Help You Top Your Profession
On Sale: June 29, 2010
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Non-Fiction | Self-Help
With Come to Win, Venus Williams, the multiple Grand Slam
tennis champion and entrepreneur, along with an esteemed
group of business leaders, politicians, and acclaimed
artists, serves up a book of wisdom that shows how to turn a
competitive spirit and athletic background into success off
the playing field.
Combining talent, drive, and hard work, Venus Williams has
mastered the game of tennis. How will that drive serve her
off the court in her post-tennis career? For inspiration,
Venus turned to nearly fifty business leaders, politicians,
doctors, and artists, all of whom previously played
competitive sports and who are now at the top of their
professions, and asked them the essential questions: What
principles that inspired you toward success as an athlete
are helpful in life? In business?
Here an A-list group of visionaries, including eBay's former
CEO Meg Whitman, Nike's co-founder Philip Knight,
stateswoman Condoleezza Rice, entrepreneur and former NBA
player Earvin "Magic" Johnson, and designer Vera Wang,
respond with a useful array of tips woven through anecdotes
from their athletic past that have been instrumental in
their post–sports life success. Whether it's visualizing a
course of action before it happens, turning losses into
learning tools, figuring out who best plays what position in
a team environment, or remembering that there is no
substitute for preparation, the advice in Come to Win is
knowledge every manager and aspiring professional will want
to read. It's also an indispensable tool for parents and
coaches looking to build confidence and discipline in their
Venus also reflects on what she has learned from her own
coaches, including her father and mother, and how their
wisdom contributes to her own remarkable achievements, from
her history-making tennis career to the launch of her own
businesses—V-Starr Interiors, an interior design firm, and
EleVen, an athletic clothing line.
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