Bounce Back: Overcoming Setbacks to Succeed in Business and in Life

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Simon and Schuster, 2009 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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Winning advice on how to turn life’s setbacks into successes from John Calipari, the legendary basketball coach and powerful motivational speaker who has experienced more than his share of both.

I want readers to know they are not alone. People get fired every day. I can give guidance in negotiating those troubling times and so can the people I enlisted to help me with this book."

When John Calipari was fired as head coach of the New Jersey Nets in 1999, just twenty games into his third season, he decided to face his humbling experience head on. Rather than hide from the public eye, he brushed himself off and climbed back on his horse, resurrecting his career in short order. Bounce Back shows readers how they can stay positive, stay focused, and reach new heights of success—no matter how grim their situation might seem. Emphasizing the power of a good attitude, Calipari offers hands-on advice about how to turn unexpected disappointments into exciting new opportunities. In addition to his own experiences, good and bad, he draws on those of other prominent figures who have had to make comebacks, among them management guru Ken Blanchard and basketball Hall of Famer Larry Brown.

John Calipari is renowned for inspiring his teams not just to win but also to become better people along the way. As galvanizing a coach in the game of life as he is on the hardwood, Calipari’s Bounce Back proves that success has little to do with luck and everything to do with hard work, perseverance, hope, and a strong, positive attitude.


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This book is supposed to motivate you to overcome setbacks. Coach Cal has even set up a website for you to share your story and motivate others, as well as download his "practice plans," activities ... Read full review


LearnIng from experIence
get out from underthe coverS
dIScover Your oWn BeStverSIon
vISuaLIze Your SucceSS
SectIon II
Becomethe recruIter notthe recruIt
Let opportunItY KnocK
SectIon III
KnucKLe BaLLS mega mountaInS and craterS
pLan YourWorK WorK Your pLan
the neverendIng Bounce BacK
appendix c

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John Calipari is currently head coach of the University of Memphis Men’s basketball team. A recipient of the Naismith National Coach of the Year award in 2007-2008 (for the second time in his career), he has also coached for the University of Massachusetts, the University of Pittsburgh, and the Philadelphia 76ers. His previous books include Refuse to Lose and Basketball’s Half-Court Offense.

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