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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Venus Williams Narrator: Abby Craden, Paula Jai Parker-Martin, Mirron Willis Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2010 ISBN: 9780061988813
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Engaging…Her advice comes from leaders who are masters of the power game, but the lessons are for us all.” 

    Bloomberg Businessweek 

  • Come to Win…musters the collective genius of chief executives and politicians…rallied by none other than tennis prodigy Venus Williams.” 

    Financial Times (UK)

  • “Timeless…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.”  

    ESPN.com

  • “Containing gems of biographical information not available elsewhere, this [book] presents inspirational readings on how sports can make a significant difference and teach ‘life lessons.’” 

    Library Journal 

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda Cureton | 7/17/2011

    " In spite of the cheap trick that it was actually a Venus Williams book, the leadership anecdotes were valuable pearls of wisdom. "

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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.

About the Narrators

Abby Craden has been a professional actress and voice artist for over sixteen years and can be heard in numerous television and radio commercials, video games, and audiobooks. She has twice won the AudioFile Earphones Award.

Paula Jai Parker is an actress and comedian best known of her roles in the films Hustle & Flow, Friday, Idlewild, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, Phone Booth, She Hate Me, The Genius Club, and as the voice of matriarch Trudy Proud on the Disney Channel animated sitcom The Proud Family. She currently stars as one of five members on TV One’s reality show Hollywood Divas.

Mirron Willis—actor of film, stage, and television—is the winner of the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2012 and a finalist for the Audie in 2015, as well as the winner of four AudioFile Earphones Awards for his audiobook recordings. He has worked extensively in film and television and on stage with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Houston Shakespeare Festival, and the Ensemble Theatre, among others. He has recorded some 150 audiobooks, including the Smokey Dalton series by Kris Nelscott and My Song by Harry Belafonte. He resides and records audiobooks on his family’s historic ranch in East Texas.