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The Winner's Mind
The Winner's Mind

The Winner's Mind

A Competitor's Guide to Sports and Business Success


208 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $25.95)

Publication Date: April 2005

ISBN 9780972275927

Rights: US, CA, AU, NZ, UK & PH

USRSA (Apr 2005)
Racquet Tech Publishing


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"Allen Fox's simple yet profound insights into the competitive process will be incredibly helpful to anyone who competes at anything." —Billie Jean King

Acknowledging the conventional wisdom that "winning isn't everything," this guide takes the position that winning is still eminently preferable to losing and lays out a step-by-step plan for succeeding at any of life's endeavors. In addition to sharing his personal experiences as a world-class tennis player and successful businessman, Allen Fox unveils the secrets of champions and reveals how everyone can put them to use to tilt the odds in their favor in a hilarious, take-no-prisoners tone. Factors contributing to success, such as common mental characteristics of winners and the role of intellect over emotion, as well as obstacles to victory such as the insidious and pervasive fear of failure and the unconscious struggle between ambition and fear, are also discussed.


"Allen Fox was a ferocious competitor and managed to beat players with far greater physical ability. He has a brilliant, scientist's mind and his book captures the essence of how to win at anything." —Jack Kramer

"Illustrates simple principles for success with fascinating stories about athletes, business people, and famous historical figures. It's a fun read, and I couldn't put it down." —Vic Braden

Author Biography

Allen Fox, PhD, is the author of If I'm the Better Player, Why Can't I Win? and Think to Win: The Strategic Dimension of Tennis and a former editor of Tennis Magazine. In addition to being a world-class tennis player who was at one time ranked fourth in the United States, he has been an investment banker and a coach for the Pepperdine University tennis team. He currently consults and works privately with professional athletes on the mental issues of competition and travels worldwide to lecture on sports psychology. He lives in San Luis Obispo, California.