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.


An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence

Gary Mack and David Casstevens

McGraw-Hill, 2002

A True Story of Tragedy and Resurrection in the American Heartland

Steve Beaven

Amazon Publishing, 2020

How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win

Maria Konnikova

Penguin Press, 2020

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Inside Nike Running and Its Culture of Deception

Matt Hart

Dey Street, 2020

From Good to Great to Unstoppable

Tim S. Grover and Shari Wenk

Scribner, 2014

A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

Phil Knight

Scribner, 2016

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The Risk, Fear and Preparation Behind Free Solo

Peter Levine and Alex Honnold

A16Z, 2019

How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness

Michelle Segar

AMACOM, 2015

Vince Lombardi on Leadership

Vince Lombardi Jr

McGraw-Hill, 2003

Letting Go of What You Can’t Control

Charlie Jones and Kim Doren

Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2013