Yes. So much information in the book it's hard to listen too just one time if you plan on taking the information and applying it.
As a coach myself I've taken Coach K's one word approach and passed it on to my team. We had one game where we were just getting out hustled. I called timeout and encouraged the team to hustle. From that point on throughout the game every time they broke huddle they did it with the word Hustle.
Such a simple solution to any number of obstacles the team may experience on the court. Since then words like Focus, Intensity, Defense and Together we've used to unite the team towards the obstacles they face during that game.
Coach K has so many stories he uses to associate with what he's talking about in the book. Many of those stories I remember watching live on TV so they bring about a connection to the ideas he's trying to communicate in the book.
No. However, I write software for a living and I often prefer to listen to books over music. Because of that I've listened to this book between 10 - 20 times. I pick up on something new each time I hear it.
It's a great book. Not just for basketball but in life. I've start using these single words with my six year old son. When he has a bad attitude day we sit and talk about it. Then randomly throughout the day I'll simply ask what's our word today? He will tell me the word and what it means. I'll follow up with how do you think your attitude is right now? And he'll tell me. This single word solution has also ended his nail biting as well. His mother and I would constantly call out
The American Sheep (Public) need to read this book in order to understand the enemy we face.
This book tacles the flawed mentality in business today. If you work in Corporate America (CA) you'll find this book down right frustrating. You will see and experience first hand how backwards CA is in how they handle things. CA is used to the
No real characters in the book.
Loved Mike's sarcasm throughout the book.
I laughed on many occasions as I've seen many of the things he talks about while I worked in Corporate America.
It's a great book. It has changed how I work and thus improved the work product that I have produced. Sure, I had to fight and hold the line while my superiors were kicking and screaming. Over a few weeks and as they saw the overall progress of my project increase 10 fold they slowing began to regress. Every once in a while their behavior rares its ugly head and I have to very politely slap it down. It's for the good of the project and they know that but as with any paradigm shift it takes time to adjust behavior.
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