Play For Something provides student athletes with the inspiration, strategies, and know-how to succeed in the classroom and beyond. Written by a Division 1 Basketball Player who graduated as the Valedictorian of his class with a 4.0 GPA, this book covers everything from study strategies to productivity theory, from memory mastery to effective writing strategies, from homesickness to networking. The book contains insightful stories from some of the world's leading athletes and experts, including Olympians, Academic All-Americans, and business leaders. A must-read for student athletes. The first part of the book deals with the motivation and inspiration student athletes often miss when it comes to academics and a career beyond the field. It helps student athletes identify their passion and learn from the success stories of others. The second part of the book is devoted to the systems and knowledge that allows students to excel, including character building, life balance, networking, support system, and personal branding. The third part of the book provides the practical tip and tricks the author used to maintain a 4.0 GPA through four years of college. It teaches memory mastery, college writing, proper research, and speed reading techniques.
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Malte is a German-born athlete, turned serial-entrepreneur, speaker and author. He’s the founder of multiple ventures and currently the CEO of GIVVR, a unique fundraising and awareness platform for non-profits. In 2010 Malte came to the US on a basketball scholarship to attend Pepperdine University. Four years later he graduated as the Valedictorian of his class with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Malte is the author of Play For Something – A Valedictorian’s Guide to Beating the System, Shattering Expectations, and Earning a 4.0 GPA.
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