The Meaning of Luck : Stories of Learning, Leadership and Love
Steve Waugh Books, 2013. First ediiton. A fine, unmarked copy in a fine d/w.
In THE MEANING OF LUCK, former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh explores the concept of luck, based on his experiences in the worlds of sport, business and philanthropy. Steve begins by recalling the potentially devastating event that rocked his life in 2006, when his wife Lynette suffered a life-threatening brain bleed. Today, Lynette describes her illness as a 'stroke of luck', which she can do only because she fought so hard to regain her health and strength. She is lucky because she chose to be. Lynette is the first of a number of characters in the book who have triumphed over adversity. Also featured are cricketers, coaches, business and community leaders, and some of the brave children and families Steve has come into contact with through his charity work in India and Australia. There are tales from Ashes Tests, World Cups and the Olympic Games. The stories in THE MEANING OF LUCK carry messages about leadership, maximising potential and having fun. Together, they provide a guide for people seeking to progress not just in sport, but in whatever direction they choose.