Come to Win: Business Leaders, Artists, Doctors, and Other Visionaries on How Sports Can Help You Top Your Profession

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Harper Collins, Jun 28, 2011 - Self-Help - 384 pages
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Combining talent, drive, and hard work, Venus Williams has mastered the game of tennis. How will that drive serve her off the court in her post-tennis career? For inspiration, Venus turned to an esteemed group of business leaders, politicians, and acclaimed artists, all of whom previously played competitive sports, and asked the essential questions: What principles that inspired you toward success as an athlete are helpful in life? In business?

Here, that A-list group of visionaries responds with a useful array of tips woven through anecdotes from their athletic pasts that have been instrumental in their post-sports success. Venus also reflects on what she has learned from her own coaches, including her parents, and how their wisdom contributes to her own remarkable achievements.

 

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Contents

THE CREATIVE EXECUTIVES
2
Betsy Bernard
10
Sarina Bratton
23
Lynn Elsenhans
39
Hill Harper
54
Marcus Samuelsson
69
Denzel Washington
84
Donny Deutsch
101
Bill Bradley
182
Dylan Casey
189
Earvin Magic Johnson
197
Billie Jean King
206
Bobby Rahal
214
Roger Staubach
229
Dr James Andrews
246
Leland Melvin
261

CNN Anchor and Special Correspondent
114
Jeff Zucker
127
Philip Knight
134
Scott McNealy
141
Susan Mersereau
149
Roger Mincheff
157
Melissa Payner
165
Irene Rosenfeld
173
Bill Clinton
276
William S Cohen
284
Glen Senk
300
Max Siegel
314
Jack Welch
329
Meg Whitman
344
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Venus Williams became a professional tennis player at age fourteen, beating the player ranked number fifty in the world in her first match. The first African American to reach number one as a professional in either the men's or women's game, Williams continues to appear at the very top of the professional rankings. In addition, she graduated cum laude with a degree in fashion design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and went on to partner with national retail chain Steve & Barry's to launch her athletic and casual clothing line. A multiple Grand Slam singles champion and a three-time Olympic gold medalist, Williams resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

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