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.


Summaries

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

Maria Konnikova

Penguin Press, 2020

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Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Daniel James Brown

Viking, 2013

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From Good to Great to Unstoppable

Tim S. Grover and Shari Wenk

Scribner, 2014

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Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

Alex Hutchinson

William Morrow, 2018

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The New Way to Win It All

Ben Reiter

Crown, 2018

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Beyond the nails, one-legged tracksuits, and world records, Florence Griffith Joyner set the stage for women to build million-dollar brands.

Amira Rose Davis

Medium, 2020

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A Climber’s Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits

Tommy Caldwell

Viking, 2017

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The Education of a Reluctant Businessman

Yvon Chouinard

Penguin Press, 2016

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Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life

Mark Synnott

Dutton, 2019

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Why Only Is Better Than Best

Srinivas Rao

Portfolio, 2016

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