In: Leadership, Life Advice

Lessons from Sports

Athletic competition offers a familiar but meaningful metaphor for winning, succeeding, pursing excellence and being disciplined. From deciding how to attack business challenges to seeking personal motivation, the answers you want may come from the multifaceted world of sports where learning to play ball has a myriad of meanings.



The Biggest Bluff

How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win
Maria Konnikova
Penguin Press, 2020
8 Book

Mind Gym

An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence
Gary Mack and David Casstevens
McGraw-Hill, 2002
8 Book

We Will Rise

A True Story of Tragedy and Resurrection in the American Heartland
Steve Beaven
Amazon Publishing, 2020
9 Video
Tony Hawk et al.
Talks at Google, 2019
8 Book

Turning Right

Inspire the Magic
Kay Bretz
Major Street Publishing, 2021
9 Video

Persistence, Preparation and Managing Risk with Alex Honnold

The Risk, Fear and Preparation Behind Free Solo
Peter Levine and Alex Honnold
A16Z, 2019
8 Book


From Good to Great to Unstoppable
Tim S. Grover and Shari Wenk
Scribner, 2014
8 Book


Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance
Alex Hutchinson
William Morrow, 2018
8 Book

Win at All Costs

Inside Nike Running and Its Culture of Deception
Matt Hart
Dey Street, 2020
8 Book

What It Takes to Be #1

Vince Lombardi on Leadership
Vince Lombardi Jr
McGraw-Hill, 2003