Why did you choose the theme Olympics?
Olympics is the pinnacle of sports events. Its Mt.Everest equivalent of sports. Ask any sports person and he or she will tell you that participating, let alone winning a medal, is precious. It motivates them like no other and that’s where amazing stories of success, failure, perseverance, rebound and sportsmanship come about. Its such a fertile ground for inspiring stories. That’s why I chose the Olympics.
How did the idea of writing this book come about?
The idea for this book came about when I was working on another book titled , ‘CHARGE‘. That book was about inspiring life-lessons from commencement speeches. While I was doing the researching, I noticed some of the most powerful lessons actually came from sports coaches. So, why not focus an entire book on lessons from sports. The fact that Olympics is also right around the corner made the decision so much more easier.
I love the photo of the book cover. Absolutely smart idea.
Thanks. The five ties was the perfect symbolism of both the Olympic Logo and the corporate life. Its a pictorial representation of how lessons from Olympics can greatly help one succeed in corporate and in life.
When will the book hit the stands?
The book is slated for release on July 20th, 2012. The paperback versio of the book can be bought from my site www.Kiruba.com. We are trying our best to get the book on FlipKart, InfiBeam and IndiaPlaza.
Will the book be available in Kindle and iBooks versions?
Yes, definitely. I’m a big believer that the future of book distribution lies online. We will definitely have the book available on Amazon.com as a Kindle version and in the iTunes store as an iBook version. The iBook version will have lots of videos embedded as well.