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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (23 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Venus Williams Narrator: Abby Craden, Mirron Willis, Paula Jai Parker-Marti Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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With Come to Win, Venus Williams, the multiple Grand Slam tennis champion and entrepreneur, along with an esteemed group of business leaders, politicians, and acclaimed artists, serves up a book of wisdom that shows how to turn a competitive spirit and athletic background into success off the playing field.

Combining talent, drive, and hard work, Venus Williams has mastered the game of tennis. How will that drive serve her off the court in her post-tennis career? For inspiration, Venus turned to nearly fifty business leaders, politicians, doctors, and artists, all of whom previously played competitive sports and who are now at the top of their professions, and asked them the essential questions: What principles that inspired you toward success as an athlete are helpful in life? In business?

Here an A-list group of visionaries, including eBay’s former CEO Meg Whitman, Nike’s co-founder Philip Knight, stateswoman Condoleezza Rice, entrepreneur and former NBA player Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and designer Vera Wang, respond with a useful array of tips woven through anecdotes from their athletic past that have been instrumental in their post-sports life success. Whether it’s visualizing a course of action before it happens, turning losses into learning tools, figuring out who best plays what position in a team environment, or remembering that there is no substitute for preparation, the advice in Come to Win is knowledge every manager and aspiring professional will want to read. It’s also an indispensable tool for parents and coaches looking to build confidence and discipline in their children.

Venus also reflects on what she has learned from her own coaches, including her father and mother, and how their wisdom contributes to her own remarkable achievements, from her history-making tennis career to the launch of her own businesses—V-Starr Interiors, an interior design firm, and EleVen, an athletic clothing line.

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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.”  


  • “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 by 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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