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

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ISBN-10: 0061718254

ISBN-13: 9780061718250

Edition: 2010

Authors: Venus Williams, Kelly E. Carter, Abby Craden, Paula Jai Parker, Mirron Willis

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List price: $25.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 6/29/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Venus Williams was born in Lynwood, California on June 17, 1980. She became a professional tennis player at the age of 14, beating the player ranked number 50 in the world in her first match. She was the first African American to reach number one as a professional in either the men's or women's game. She is a multiple Grand Slam singles and doubles champion and a three-time Olympic gold medalist. She received a degree in fashion design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and launched her own athletic and casual clothing line.

Co-author Kelly E. Carter is a former sportswriter at USA Today , the Dallas Morning News , Orange County Register , and other newspapers. She segued into entertainment reporting with a correspondent position at People before adding travel and food writing to her repertoire. A contributing editor at Elite Traveler and a freelance writer, she currently writes about lifestyles, celebrities, and business, and appears regularly on the Travel Channel. She lives in her native Los Angeles.

Preface
The Business Executives (Part I)
Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Colony Capital, LLC: �Pushing Through Comfort Barriers�
Former President of AT&T: �Make the Practice Harder Than the Game�
Founder of Virgin Group: �More Fun in Saying Yes Than No�
Founder and Managing Director of Orion Expedition Cruises: �Extreme Effort�
Chairman and CEO of American Express: �Sharing the Credit and Taking the Blame�
Chairman, CEO, and President of Sunoco, Inc.: �Confidence�
President and General Manager, Still Beverages and Supply Chain, Coca-Cola North America: �The Contrasting Skills�
The Creative Executives
Actor: �Meritocracy�
Fashion Designer: �Blocking Out Distractions�
Chef-Restaurateur: �Work Ethic�
Fashion Designer: �The Power of Reinvention�
Actor: �Natural Ability Will Take You Only So Far�
The Media Executives
Editor-in-Chief of Self Magazine: �The Importance of Attitude�
Television Host and Chairman of Deutsch, Inc.: �Management 101�
Chairman and CEO of BET Networks: �Learning to Compete�
CNN Anchor and Special Correspondent: �Endurance�
Television Co-Anchor, Good Morning America: �Discipline�
President and CEO of NBC Universal: �Don't Make the Same Mistake Twice�
The Business Executives (PART II)
Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of NIKE, Inc.: �Competitive Response�
Co-Founder and Former Chairman of Sun Microsystems: �The Scoreboard�
Former CIO of Weyerhaeuser: �Play Your Game�
Senior Vice President of Branded Entertainment at Fox Filmed Entertainment: �Game Day�
President and CEO of Bluefly, Inc.: �Consistent Improvement�
Chairman and CEO of Kraft Foods: �Creating a Vision to Win�
The Former Pros
Former Senator and New York Knick; Managing Director of Allen & Company LLC: �When You Win Don't Crow, When You Lose Don't Cry�
Former Cyclist; Product Manager for Google: �One Deliverable at a Time�
Former Los Angeles Laker; Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises: �Making Assists�
Tennis Legend: �What Am I Doing Today?�
Former Indy Car Champion; Chairman of Bobby Rahal Automotive Group: �Innate Drive�
Former NFL Star; President of Bruce Smith Enterprise LLC: �Attention to Detail�
Former Dallas Cowboys Quarterback; Director and Executive Chairman of the Americas Region of Jones Lang LaSalle: �Unspectacular Preparation Yields Spectacular Results�
NFL Retiree; Co-Founder and Partner at Rustic Canyon/Fontis Partners, LP: �Do It with Passion�
The Doctors and Scientists
Orthopedic Surgeon: �The Only Results YOU Ever Remember�
Neurosurgeon: �Achieving Balance�
NASA Astronaut: �The Power of Visualization�
Neurosurgeon: �Maintaining Enthusiasm�
The Former Politicians
Forty-second President of the United States: �The Fairest of All Games�
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense, Chairman and CEO of The Cohen Group: �Playing Through the Pain�
Former Secretary of State, Political Science Professor at Stanford, and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution�Motivation�
The Business Executives (Part III)
CEO of Urban Outfitters, Inc.: �Consistently Good or Inconsistently Great?�
Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels, Inc. �Generating Respect�
Sports and Entertainment Executive �Pushing Beyond Your Limits�
Managing Partner and Executive Vice President of GeoGlobal Energy LLC: �Five Moves Down the Line�
Former Chairman and CEO of General Electric Company: �Facing Reality�
Former President of Gatorade: �Imagination and Perseverance�
Former President and CEO of eBay, Inc. �Play Your Position�
Acknowledgments
Index of Sports and Contributors