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.
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.
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.