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.


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

The New Way to Win It All

Ben Reiter

Crown, 2018

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

Tommy Caldwell

Viking, 2017

The Education of a Reluctant Businessman

Yvon Chouinard

Penguin Press, 2016

Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life

Mark Synnott

Dutton, 2019

Why Only Is Better Than Best

Srinivas Rao

Portfolio, 2016

How to Achieve Maximal Performance in Business and Life

Jack L. Groppel and Bob Andelman

Wiley, 1999

How to Raise Your Mental Game to the Next Level

Leonard Zaichkowsky and Daniel Peterson

Gallery Books, 2018