The Power of Negative Thinking

The Power of Negative Thinking

An Unconventional Approach to Achieving Positive Results

By Bob Knight; Bob Hammel

New Harvest, Hardcover, 9780544027718, 223pp.

Publication Date: March 5, 2013

Description

Norman Vincent Peale's "The Power of Positive Thinking," a classic bestseller, has inspired an optimistic perspective for millions of Americans. Now, in an inspirational and entertaining rebuttal, the legendary basketball coach Bob Knight explains why "negative thinking" will actually produce more positive results, in sports and in daily life. Coach Knight, the second-winningest coach in NCAA history with 902 victories, explains that victory is often attained by the team that makes the fewest mistakes. His coaching philosophy was to instill discipline by "preparing to win" rather than hoping to win. That meant understanding the downside and drilling his teams to prevent the things that could go wrong. And when his teams did win, he made sure they didn t dwell on their success, but rather looked immediately to the challenges of the next game. He applies this lesson to business strategy as well.



About the Author
Bobby Knight has proven over and over again that he is the finest basketball coach in America. No other coach can cite NCAA and NIT championships, and Olympic and Pan American gold medals among his achievements. He is one of only thirteen coaches in college basketball history to record 700 or more victories. His coaching achievements were honored in May of 1991, when he was inducted into the National Basketball Hall of Fame.

Bob Hammel was sports editor of the "Bloomington Herald-Times" for thirty years before he retired following the 1996 Olympics. He is the author of nine previous books, six of which were on Indiana basketball.


NPR
Saturday, Mar 2, 2013

Legendary former Indiana basketball coach Bob Knight has a new book out, explaining his philosophy on coaching and life in general. It's called The Power of Negative Thinking, and Knight says he wants people to get rid of their rose-colored glasses and start working for what they want rather than just hoping. More at NPR.org

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