The Power of Negative Thinking by Bob Knight
An Unconventional Approach to Achieving Positive Results

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What distinguishes "The Power of Negative Thinking" is that it is fun to read and wise, in its way. Mr. Knight isn't kidding about the value of negative thinking.
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Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking, a classic bestseller, has inspired an optimistic perspective for millions of Americans. Now, in an inspirational and entertaining rebuttal, the legendary basketball coach Bob Knight explains why “negative thinking” will actually produce more positive results, in sports and in daily life. Coach Knight, the second-winningest coach in NCAA history with 902 victories, explains that victory is often attained by the team that makes the fewest mistakes. His coaching philosophy was to instill discipline by “preparing to win” rather than hoping to win. That meant understanding the downside and drilling his teams to prevent the things that could go wrong. And when his teams did win, he made sure they didn’t dwell on their success, but rather looked immediately to the challenges of the next game. He applies this lesson to business strategy as well.

Coach Knight has long been inspired by his grandmother’s words, "If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.” As the first person to teach Knight about the power of negative thinking, this book is dedicated to her pragmatic spirit.

 

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Bob Knight compiled one of the greatest records ever in college basketball: 5 National Coach of the Year awards, 3 NCAA championships, 11 Big Ten championships, an Olympics championship, and 902 victories overall, along with achieving a near-perfect graduation rate for his players. Knight is also a featured commentator for ESPNe(tm)s college basketball coverage, on camera at least once a week. His first book, Knight: My Story , spent five weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Bob Hammel is the coauthor of both books. Bob Hammel was the co-author of Knight: My Story . A sports writer with decades of experience, he spent 25 years covering Knight's Indiana teams.
 
Published March 5, 2013 by Amazon Publishing. 238 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Self Help, Sports & Outdoors, Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Fred Barnes on Mar 20 2013

What distinguishes "The Power of Negative Thinking" is that it is fun to read and wise, in its way. Mr. Knight isn't kidding about the value of negative thinking.

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