I just finished "The Power of Negative Thinking" by Bob Knight. While I enjoyed it, I think I would have enjoyed it more if I was a bigger college basketball fan.
Coach Knight believes that by thinking negatively about a situation it better prepares a person for possible "worst case" outcomes. I did enjoy this perspective because it's similar to mine. Sometimes it's more important to understand what you can't do than what you can do. He points out that even at a young age, we learn what not to do. Red marks on a paper graded by a teacher, anyone?
There were a lot of basketball analogies and stories of his about basketball that I couldn't really relate well to. I enjoyed many of the stories nonetheless. One of my favorites was about his experience with the Olymipic Gold medal winning team he coached.
Overall, it was a good book, but just didn't hold my interest as well as it could have if I were a big college hoops fan. It would be a great book for anyone who is a big basketball fan or a fan of Bob Knight.
Deep, irritating, powerful
It was, but I don't think I'd recommend it to anyone who isn't really a college basketball fan. Though, I should have known that going into the book.
It was a bit short for me (expected), but the story itself was very good.
I was surprised how much I enjoyed the book being read in Ben's voice. He did a very good job with it and I think it made me enjoy the story more.
It absolutely was. It is worth sparing 15 minutes of your time to listen to.
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