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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Inside Nike Running and Its Culture of Deception

Matt Hart

Dey Street, 2020

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The Battle for the Soul of a Game in an Age of Science

Brett Cyrgalis

Avid Reader Press, 2020

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Vince Lombardi on Leadership

Vince Lombardi Jr

McGraw-Hill, 2003

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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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