Book Reviews

“Attitude: Develop a Winning Mindset on and off the Court” by Jay Wright

Book review at Knup Sports

Tom reviews this book from 2016 National Champions Villanova head coach Jay Wright and his thoughts on success on the basketball floor and beyond.

Jay Wright is a winning college basketball coach at Villanova. He shares his philosophy on competition and throws in lessons from his coaching career all the way to winning the National Championship.

He shares leadership secrets and winning culture ideas that propelled a school of 6,500 to win it all 20 years after Rollie Massimino left the program as the head coach. He shares key principles that aspire his athletes which include honoring those that came before them. His ideas can be used in corporate America in any boardroom of this nation.

Nike co-founder, Phil Knight, states that the book is filled with wonderful anecdotes, life lessons, and that which we all seek: wisdom.” Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski shares that the book has a blueprint for playing hard, smart and together.

“In my four years at Villanova, Coach Wright taught me what it means to be a respected leader and how infectious a positive daily approach can be. Reading Attitude made me feel like I was right back with my teammates in a circle at center court after practice, listening to Coach’s insight into how I could become a better player and a better leader.”—Ryan Arcidiacono, co-captain, 2015–2016 Villanova Wildcats

This book is worth the read as it contains valuable information on how to prepare for the championship level and how to achieve a goal through building a team that nurtures a winning culture.

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