Harsha Bhogle’s book “The Winning Way” was quite a pleasant surprise. While waiting at the Delhi airport for a flight, I picked up Harsha’s book not knowing what to expect. I did not expect Harsha Bhogle, a cricket commentator to write a book on business. But I hear he is an IIM graduate, a chemical engineer, and a motivational speaker. Here’s a brief book review.
Harsha discusses several aspects that sports teaches us. Many of us have played some sport or the other sometime in our lives, some of us have had ambitions of playing sport professionally but few of us have actually played sport professionally. However, one thing is for sure, we’ve all learned a lot through sport.
In this book, Harsha talks about some of the ingredients that makes teams win. He believes that team goals come first and then individual goals. A star player who looks for individual laurels of scoring the most number of goals or get to individual milestones can be a burden on the team rather than an asset.
This book has a foreword by Mukesh Ambani, one of the richest and most successful businessmen in India, and also an afterword by the great Indian batsman Rahul Dravid.
Lot of people who are successful in business and life may already know what is there in this book like team work, passion, attitude, goal setting and continuous change. But I would still recommend people to read this book because this book is quite a fun read and inspirational and the passion of the writer comes through in this book.
Overall, “The Winning Way” is just that, a discussion about winning and what it takes to win in business and in life.
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