The Power of Negative Thinking by Bob Knight

I grew up in Indiana and currently live here. IU basketball is in my blood. But I’ve never been a die-hard Bobby Knight fan so I was very reluctant to read his book. After only a couple of pages, I was very surprised by Knight’s advice on coaching people. This book shows a side of him that I don’t think many people have seen or understood.

The Power of Negative Thinking talks about looking at opportunities, challenges, etc with a realistic point of view – seeing and understanding things for what they really are. He tells the stories of coaching Michael Jordan in the Olympics, Calbert Cheaney becoming a leader, and Knight’s time at Texas tech.

I was really surprised by Knight’s advice – it’s a common sense approach that I learned a lot from. Even if you are not a basketball fan, I think you will enjoy this book.


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