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The Power of Negative Thinking

An Unconventional Approach To Achieving Positive Results

By Bobby Knight

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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Format: Book
Author: Knight, Bobby
Summary: Bob Knight argues that the greatest leaders anticipate and prepare for a negative scenario. They succeed by expecting things to go wrong at any moment, and by building a realistic strategy that takes all potential obstacles into account. Knight uses fascinating behind-the-scenes examples from his long career to convey the power of negative thinking in sports, business, and life.
Title: The power of negative thinking : an unconventional approach to achieving positive results / Bob Knight ; [with Bob Hammel].
Publisher Date: Boston : New Harvest, c2013,
Subject: Negativism Attitude (Psychology) Success
Isbn: 9780544027718 054402771X
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System Items Available: 1
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Call Number: 158 Kni
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Bib Id: 423248

Format: Book
Author: Knight, Bobby
Summary: Bob Knight argues that the greatest leaders anticipate and prepare for a negative scenario. They succeed by expecting things to go wrong at any moment, and by building a realistic strategy that takes all potential obstacles into account. Knight uses fascinating behind-the-scenes examples from his long career to convey the power of negative thinking in sports, business, and life.
Title: The power of negative thinking : an unconventional approach to achieving positive results / Bob Knight ; [with Bob Hammel].
Publisher, Date: Boston : New Harvest, c2013,
Description: x, 223 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Negativism
Subjects: Attitude (Psychology)
Subjects: Success
Other Author: Hammel, Bob
ISBN: 9780544027718
ISBN: 054402771X
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Available Copies: 1
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Call Number: 158 Kni