Come to Win: Business Leaders, Artists, Doctors, and Other Visionaries on How Sports Can Help You Top Your Profession

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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 an esteemed group of business leaders, politicians, and acclaimed artists, all of whom previously played competitive sports, and asked the essential questions: What principles that inspired you toward success as an athlete are helpful in life? In business?

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Overview

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 an esteemed group of business leaders, politicians, and acclaimed artists, all of whom previously played competitive sports, and asked the essential questions: What principles that inspired you toward success as an athlete are helpful in life? In business?

Here, that A-list group of visionaries responds with a useful array of tips woven through anecdotes from their athletic pasts that have been instrumental in their post-sports success. Venus also reflects on what she has learned from her own coaches, including her parents, and how their wisdom contributes to her own remarkable achievements.

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Editorial Reviews

Booklist
“Contributors offer advice on how to learn from losses, block out distractions, and visualize a course of action. Solid advice from a wide and varied A-list of contributors.”
Financial Times (UK)
“A book written by former sportsmen and women who then made good in the world of commerce and politics [is] a welcome addition. Come to Win promises to be just that.”
ESPN.com
Come to Win is an athlete-driven project based on a refreshing concept - curiosity about what makes other people tick. . . . Successful people don’t always win, but they nearly always learn something useful when they lose. It’s a timeless message.”
Bloomberg Businessweek
“An engaging collection. . . . Her advice comes from leaders who are masters of the power game, but the lessons are for us all.”
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
“An engaging collection. . . . Her advice comes from leaders who are masters of the power game, but the lessons are for us all.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061718274
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/28/2011
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 696,915
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Venus Williams

Venus Williams became a professional tennis player at age fourteen, beating the player ranked number fifty in the world in her first match. The first African American to reach number one as a professional in either the men's or women's game, Williams continues to appear at the very top of the professional rankings. In addition, she graduated cum laude with a degree in fashion design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and went on to partner with national retail chain Steve & Barry's to launch her athletic and casual clothing line. A multiple Grand Slam singles champion and a three-time Olympic gold medalist, Williams resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Co-author Kelly E. Carter is a former sportswriter at USA Today, the Dallas Morning News, Orange County Register, and other newspapers. She segued into entertainment reporting with a correspondent position at People before adding travel and food writing to her repertoire. A contributing editor at Elite Traveler and a freelance writer, she currently writes about lifestyles, celebrities, and business, and appears regularly on the Travel Channel. She lives in her native Los Angeles.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    Venus Williams

    Venus really tried! SHE IS ALSO BEAUTIFUL

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