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Rebound Rules: The Art of Success 2.0 Paperback – Bargain Price, June 29, 2010
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From the Back Cover
The only coach in college history to lead three different schools to the Final Four, Rick Pitino is a basketball icon. He is an NCAA champion and a bestselling author, but Pitino's journey has not been without life-altering adversity, including the devastating loss of his infant son, Daniel, and the death of his brother-in-law and best friend in the World Trade Center attacks of 9/11.
In his new book, Pitino is more deeply personal, more inspiring, more practical, and more powerful than ever before. More than a comeback story, Rebound Rules is a manual for overcoming life's difficulties and resetting your worldview for a fresh start, written by one of the sporting world's most innovative and dynamic leaders.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Rick Pitino is the head coach at the University of Louisville. He won the NCAA Championship in 1996 with Kentucky and has won the SEC Tournament Championship five times. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky.
Top Customer Reviews
I had came into REBOUND RULES with a few prejudices of my own--I'm an enormous Kentucky Wildcat fan and I consider him "the best coach, if not, the ONLY coach" we ever had. So yes, you could say, I might have had a slight bit of a bias when picking up my copy of REBOUND RULES.
But what a refreshing surprise! Yes, there is basketball aplenty for all us Wildcat, Cardinal and Celtic fans. And Pitino goes far beyond that, taking the players and coaches, breaking down their good and bad points far beyond anything I'd ever expected.
I was also humbled by the way that Pitino shared the tragedies of his life. At times, I felt like a curtain was being pulled back, allowing me to witness firsthand his families pain. This left me with a greater admiration for Rick Pitino, the coach and the man.
There are so many good points I could make about this book, but I will make myself stop and leave you with only one.
In college, I attended a class for leadership and the textbook was nowhere near the caliber of REBOUND RULES. I think this should be mandantory reading for college freshman to help them develop PHD. And if you don't know what that means, read the book:)
Just a thought to leave you with.
Rick shares many lessons of life that come from experiencing tradegy, disappointment, and success. His forumla for success is simple in one respect as he talks about setting goals, managing your time, and having the discipline to work hard. He also stressed that God and family are just as important as business success.
I personally enjoyed the parts where life is more than making money or winning recognition. We all go through ups and downs, and it is not how many times one gets knocked down but how many times one gets up. The fact that Rick has gotten back up after experiencing several personal tradegies and dissappointments speaks volumes about his character. The only areas that bothered me was some use of profanity and his allusion to the possibility of many ways to heaven. Rick shared his faith which was interesting to read and I believe he is very sincere in his faith. I am sure I will be blasted for the following but it is important for people to understand an important truth:
Acts 4:11 - 12 (ESV) 11This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. 12And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."
John 14:6 (ESV) 6Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
I am a fan of Rick Pitino and his influence is evident on many people.Read more ›
Rick Pitino believes in second chances and in rebounding from losses. That is the essential message of his newest book, REBOUND RULES. This is a quick read that will provide motivational tips for anyone looking to elevate their games. Pitino describes his detail orientation in running a successful college basketball program at the University of Louisville. At the end of each chapter, he provides a brief checklist of distilled tips on how to cope with adversity and achieve success.
Pitino does not come across as an arrogant individual who feels that he has found the way were the key. The scar tissue he has from various setbacks that he has experienced gives him some perspective in offering advice for those seeking to cope with setbacks.
Many may scoff at yet another book by a sports coach that purports to offer success tips. Fine. REBOUND RULES provides a highly readable book that may give you a dose of motivation to improve your game in business, athletics, and life.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Pitino's book Success Is a Choice: Ten Steps to Overachieving in Business and Life had an impact on me in the 1990s, and I still refer back to some of its lessons on communication. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love pitino and this book is a great one with some explication about rebounding rules. Recommand for every player.Published on April 25, 2014 by Deschênes Tommy
I bought this book when it was first published a few years ago but did not read it until just after the national championship game of 2013. Read morePublished on April 19, 2013 by Jamie brown
Rick Pitino reveals his burning passion for the game of basketball. If you are looking for inspiration read this book!Published on March 6, 2013 by Britney Anderson
Anyone outside the Pitino circle will question this book. First of all, who writes an autobiogrphy preaching life lessons other than an egomaniac? Read morePublished on November 27, 2011 by J. Davis
Rick Pitino looks for PHDs when recruiting players, those who are passionate, hungry and driven. In reading REBOUND RULES, that rang true and was utterly convincing. Read morePublished on November 28, 2009 by olingerstories
Rick Pitino uses personal anecdotes to help you understand what it takes to be successful, in your own field. Read morePublished on September 24, 2009 by Nick