At DRIVN, we are constantly looking for new resources and we wanted to share six books we think you will enjoy.
Developing True Strength On and Off the Court
Jay Bilas explains what he learned about the true meaning of toughness from coaches, teammates, and colleagues. In this book, Bilas explains how toughness contributes to winning in sports and in life. He uses stories and personal philosophies on toughness from successful coaches and players like Coach K, Bob Knight, Grant Hill, Mia Hamm, Jon Gruden, Tom Izzo, Bill Self, Curtis Strange, and many others. The result is a re-definition of the word success.
Back from the Dead
In February 2008, Bill Walton was left unable to move after suffering a catastrophic spinal collapse, the result of a lifetime of injuries. He spent three years on the floor of his house, eating his meals there and crawling to the bathroom. Tested by excruciating pain and a slow recovery, Walton used extraordinary patience and determination to recover. In this book, he shares his life story in this remarkable and unique memoir.
The Carolina Way
Leadership Lessons from a Life in Coaching
For forty years, Dean Smith coached with unsurpassed success. Now, in The Carolina Way, Dean Smith explains the coaching philosophy he used for 40 years as the University of North Carolina basketball team and shows readers how to apply it to the leadership and team-building challenge. In his wry, sensible manner, Smith takes readers through every aspect of his program, illustrating his insights with vivid stories. Accompanying each of Coach Smith’s major points is a Player Perspective from a former North Carolina basketball star and an in-depth “Business Perspective” from world-renowned leadership consultant and a professor at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School Gerald D. Bell.
Night offers much more than a usual nightmarish tales from German prison camps like Auschwitz and Buchenwald. It also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical questions contained in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.
The Tipping Point
How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Gladwell defines the tipping point as that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic, a small yet targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate. In the Tipping Point, which changed the way people throughout the world sell products and disseminate ideas Gladwell explores this phenomenon.
The Ideal Team Player
How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues
Patrick M. Lencioni
In his classic book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni laid out a groundbreaking approach for tackling the perilous group behaviors that destroy teamwork. Here he turns his focus to the individual, revealing the three indispensable virtues of an ideal team player.