Yes, Bill Parcells has done an interview fairly recently.http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_se ... l+Blogs%29
He spoke with Christian Klemash, the author of “How to Succeed in the Game of Life: 34 Interviews with the World’s Greatest Coaches.”
The book also includes quotes from Bobby Bowden, Scotty Bowman, Joe Torre, John Wooden and the late Bill Walsh.
Here are some excerpts of the conversation with Parcells:
How would you define success?
“That’s pretty easy for me. I would say that success is never final, but failure can be. ...
Who was your childhood hero and why? ... Willie Mays ...
What was the best advice you were ever given?
“Probably the best advice I was ever given was from my dad. He said, ‘One of the more difficult things to do is decide what you want. But decide what you want to do and then be willing to persist until you give yourself the best chance to achieve that.
Can you give me an example of how you overcame adversity?
And then I just altered the way I did things from that point on. I became much more focused, much more determined, much more aggressive, with much more of me trying to impose my will on the situation. And it worked for me. It worked. Things started going a lot better then.
What is the most important quality for success?
“Integrity. You can’t (B.S.) yourself, excuse the language. You need to have integrity. ...
How would you relate money to success?
“Money’s a very relative thing. It’s a tool for me; it’s a vehicle for comfort. It’s not anything that I deem to be on par with achievements.