Come to Win (Paperback)
Business Leaders, Artists, Doctors, and Other Visionaries on How Sports Can Help You Top Your Profession
Amistad, 9780061718274, 384pp.
Publication Date: June 28, 2011
Multiple grand slam tennis champion and entrepreneur, Venus Williams and 46 of her colleagues, friends, and mentors deliver a volume of invaluable wisdom, motivation, and inspiration. Come to Win demonstrates how the principles of competitive athletics translate into business success. With contributions from a wide range of men and women who reached the very top of their games—including former CEO and bestselling author Jack Welch, fashion designer Vera Wang, actor Denzel Washington, and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice—Venus Williams’s Come to Win is a book every aspiring professional, coach, and sports enthusiast should read.
About the Author
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.
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.
Praise For Come to Win: Business Leaders, Artists, Doctors, and Other Visionaries on How Sports Can Help You Top Your Profession…
— Library Journal
“An engaging collection. . . . Her advice comes from leaders who are masters of the power game, but the lessons are for us all.”
— Bloomberg Businessweek
“Come to Win is an athlete-driven project based on a refreshing concept - curiosity about what makes other people tick. . . . Successful people don’t always win, but they nearly always learn something useful when they lose. It’s a timeless message.”
“Contributors offer advice on how to learn from losses, block out distractions, and visualize a course of action. Solid advice from a wide and varied A-list of contributors.”
“A book written by former sportsmen and women who then made good in the world of commerce and politics [is] a welcome addition. Come to Win promises to be just that.”
— Financial Times (UK)