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In Against the Grain, Bill Courtney shares his convictions on the fundamental tenets of character, commitment, service, leadership, civility, and others that, in his decades of success as an entrepreneur and educator, have proven to be the keys to a winning and meaningful life and career. Each chapter tells the story of one of these tenets through compelling anecdotes of the colorful characters in Bill’s life, leading to a deeper understanding of the meaning of each and how to employee these fundamentals in all aspects of one’s life.

Against the Grain intertwines inspiring and thought-provoking anecdotes, lessons, and amazing real-life examples. Bill’s passion for us all to reconsider our own approach to life and constantly improve upon it comes across in every minute.

©2014 Bill Courtney (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC

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A great story with even greater lessons!

A great story, with lessons that we can all apply to our own lives! Thank you Coach Courtney for sharing the foundations of your success and for reminding us of what's truly important.
-Doug Ernst

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Preachy

It's a good book, not a great book. Very preachy. I recommend to anyone looking for a good coaching session in life. Nothing new or amazing just having grit and getting through things.

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  • Kiah
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Loved it!

Decided to listen to this book after seeing the movie/documentary Undefeated, such a motivational book with just enough stories to keep it interesting! Couldn't stop listening!