Winners: And How They Succeed

Alastair Campbell. Pegasus, $26.95 (464p) ISBN 978-1-6059-8880-1
Campbell (The Blair Years), former Downing Street press secretary under Tony Blair, examines many aspects of winning in this enlightening book. He looks to successful figures from a variety of fields, including both politics and sports, deriving lessons from the strategies that winners employed to achieve their goals. Dividing the book into four parts, Campbell starts with a section dedicated to what he calls “the Holy Trinity” of success—strategy, leadership, and teamwork—and highlights those who excel in these areas. In the second section, he explores what makes for a winning mind-set, focusing mostly on top athletes. The third section concerns what Campbell identifies as the three key ingredients in getting ahead: bold thinking, innovation, and a reliance on facts rather than prejudices. He concludes with a look at the importance of resilience and the process of overcoming setbacks. Throughout, he profiles people who have achieved greatness using one or more of the concepts he describes, including Angela Merkel, Anna Wintour, Floyd Mayweather, and Queen Elizabeth II. Campbell’s informative and entertaining book offers a treasure trove of insights that are sure to increase the reader’s odds of achieving success. Agent: Ed Victor, Ed Victor Ltd. (U.K.). (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 08/31/2015
Release date: 10/01/2015
Genre: Nonfiction
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