To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Win Forever: Live, Work, and Play Like a Champion Paperback – August 2, 2011
Top 20 lists in Books
View the top 20 best sellers of all time, the most reviewed books of all time and some of our editors' favorite picks. Learn more
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
-President Bill Clinton
"Pete Carroll presents great advice on how to be a winner in life. The twist is that the key is to focus on the process, not the outcome, and to compete hard in every way on your journey. It has certainly worked for Pete, who is a winner in so many ways, and it can work for anybody in all different aspects of life."
-NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
"During his time at USC Pete Carroll raised the bar in college football coaching with 7 straight BCS appearances, but as you'll read in Win Forever, his ultra competitive spirit and infectious energetic attitude have been the foundation to his many successes both on and off the field."
-Kirk Herbstreit, analyst for ESPN's College GameDay
"Coach Carroll is the fiercest competitor I know. Not only as a coach, but as a mentor and more importantly, a friend. That mentality allowed me to enter the NFL with the tools necessary for the highest level of competition. Furthermore, those traits transcended off the field and will offer a competitive edge for anyone who reads his book."
"Win Forever-it's not about wins and losses, it's about the competition within Pete's life. Reading his book, it's evident that he has a clear understanding that his job is more about creating an environment and foundation for young men that can better who they are every day on and off the field."
"What impressed me about Pete is his contagious, positive approach and that his talents go far beyond what makes a great football coach. His philosophy of helping everyone be the best they can be makes sense in all aspects of everyday life. This will help everyone in our organization and will play a big part in defining the Seahawks' mindset and philosophy as we move forward."
-Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen
"If this book were just about football, it would be interesting but not compelling. Coach Carroll has something to say of importance to all of us who want to discover our potential as human beings. That he can win football games is beyond doubt, but that he can win over doubt itself is something special."
-Tim Gallwey, author of The Inner Game of Tennis, The Inner Game of Work, and The Inner Game of Stress
"Coach Carroll is one of the finest teachers in all of sport and one who I respect immensely. I'm just glad that he is now coaching in the NFL and not for our archrival anymore."
-John R. Wooden
More About the AuthorsDiscover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.
Top Customer Reviews
on a side note...I hope Amazon pulls down all the reviews on here that are just posted to trash Pete Carroll...I buy quite often from Amazon and use these reviews to help me decide on my purchases...obviously those of you "reviewing" have issue with Pete so here is a suggestion - start a blog and share your opinions on there as much as you would like, but don't affect the rating integrity of Amazon...
With that said, I found the book very helpful and enjoyed many aspects of it. I found the chapters on developing your own philosophy, competition, coaching your coaches, and practice is everything the most beneficial. I also enjoyed how this book stayed the course and focused on the development of his belief system and did not get into a lot of "glory days" of USC football. At times, he does become redundant but that is done to reinforce what was said and how he got to where he is today.
Finally, while some reviewers have hammered Coach Carroll on his recent departure with sanctions looming and theories on how he was successful via cheating, I found these unfair and irrelevant to the book. While you may not like him or how they were successful over the last few years, take the book for what's it worth: one man's growth and evolution as a coach and how he got to where he is today.
For a Seattle Seahawks fan it is interesting to learn about the many influences that have shaped the philosophy Carroll will be using to build the Seahawks into champions. I for one am hoping he succeeds, though I know the odds are long. But Pete Carroll is definitely not afraid to go for it. The fact that he is willing to publically put his philosophy to the test shows alot of courage. His philosophy worked in the college ranks at USC, but there is no gurantee that Pete's system will translate well to the NFL.
Pete's a very well-read, interesting man that has come along away to achieve the success he has achieved. You'll read in this book that it was no easy path to the success he achieved at USC. And being the competitor he is, his return to the NFL is driven by the strong sense of competition he has displayed his entire life. He wants to show he can coach and win against the best competition in the world. He lives his philosophy and lends an authenticity to the work that isn't always there in self-help books because of his willingness to put his philosophy to the test against the best competition in the world. I recommend giving it a read and keeping up with how well his philosophy helps the Seahawks become world champions.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good read on leadership philosophy and how to maximize the potential of your team. Do things like we never done beforePublished 29 days ago by Joe Randolph
Great insight into the making of a champion and what of talked to lead and inspire. I would recommend as a fast and informative read.Published 1 month ago by kasey yoder
This is an excellent book. I find it very motivating and appreciate Coach Carroll's philosophy. There isn't much on the Seahawks days in this but I assume there will be another... Read morePublished 1 month ago by amr88
Well, it's good advice AND it's Pete Carroll - how could you go wrong.Published 2 months ago by Texas Book Lover
This book was just okay for me, I'm a Seahawks fan so maybe my expectations were too high but it wasn't that great of a read. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Movus Cleveland
This is an awesome book for football lovers and anyone who wants to better understand who they are. I recommend it to anyone who is in a position to compete.Published 3 months ago by Jaime M.