Why did you choose the theme Olympics?
The Olympics is the pinnacle of sports events. It’s the Mt.Everest equivalent of sports. Ask any sportsperson 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. It is 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 research, 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 the Olympics is also right around the corner made the decision so much easier.
I love the photo of the book cover. Absolutely smart idea.
Thanks. The five ties were the perfect symbolism of both the Olympic Logo and the corporate life. It is a pictorial representation of how lessons from the Olympics can greatly help one succeed in corporate and in life.
When will the book hit the stands?
The digital version of the book is slated for release in September 2021. The paperback version of the book will be available later this year.
Will the book be available on Kindle?
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.