The Fundamentals: 8 Plays for Winning the Games of Business and Life

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HarperCollins, Nov 26, 2002 - Business & Economics - 240 pages

Isiah Thomas has succeeded at every level of his career. Now, in The Fundamentals, Coach Thomas offers the most important life fundamentals he's identified in his own journey; eight principles that will drive you to higher peaks in your life and career. Coach Thomas reveals how you can acquire the focus and commitment it takes to be a champion. The Fundamentals shows you how to be a leader of integrity, courage, and generosity, and how to act based on what you believe in so that you can achieve your life's mission.

Through it all, Coach Thomas shares stories from his life on and off the court that illustrate the strategies that allowed him to see beyond his circumstances to his possibilities.

Here are hard-earned, field-tested, and easy to grasp fundamentals that will get you off the bench and into the trenches.

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About the author (2002)

Isiah Thomas is the youngest of nine children and grew up in Chicago, where he attended the noted high school St. Joseph's. He then accepted a full scholarship to Indiana University, where he won the NCAA championship in 1981. After his sophomore year, he was drafted into the NBA by the Detroit Pistons. With the Pistons, he was a twelve-time NBA All-Star, winning two championships as well as the Finals MVP award in 1990. Thomas was named one of the fifty greatest players in NBA history and became a Hall of Famer in 1999.

Recently named the head coach of the Indiana Pacers, Thomas is also very active on the community front, He created the Isiah Thomas Foundation, and he participates in projects for the Fannie Mae Foundation. Thomas lives in Indiana with his wife and two children.

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