Mike Krzyzewski's eight trips to the Final Four and two national championships with Duke University make him one of the most successful college basketball coaches of all time. With Donald T. Phillips, the best-selling author of Lincoln on Leadership, Krzyzewski explains the techniques that have made his program so successful and offers advice on using those same strategies to excel in both your business and personal lives.
Coach K's blueprint for success begins in the preseason by building the right team and allowing dynamic leaders to step forward. In the regular season, he stresses teamwork and finds ways to turn negative situations into something positive. His teams' postseason victories come from allowing time to refresh and renew their commitment as well as from focusing on the task at hand.
With personal examples from his life and coaching career, Krzyzewski offers unbeatable tools for success. Narrator Richard M. Davidson's conversational style perfectly matches Coach K's relaxed tone.
©2000 Mike Krzyzewski; Foreword ©2000 Grant Hill (P)2001 Recorded Books
I've always been a Coach K fan but now that I know more of his story, I'm an even bigger fan. 💙Loved how he blended his heart for the game of basketball and coaching with the game of life.
Not sure who the audience is. The book is about how he runs practices and remembering some of the players he used to coach. Then he explains simple things like how players "foul out".
No. This is pretty much a complete waste of time.
I guess it wasn't his fault the book was terrible
I really respect Coach K and was looking forward to a John Wooden type of book that transcends the court. This book didn't. His thoughts on topics that help in the business world were really basic ("When you point at someone, three fingers are pointing back"). I made it almost half way through this book without a single nugget. What makes it worse is that he reflects on previous players, building them up as examples of what works with his program. One is Quinn Snyder who coached the University of Missouri when I attended the school. The program has still not rebounded from his lack of oversight, inability to provide discipline and program ethical issues... not to mention his own struggles that put his character into question. Coach K mentioned him over a half dozen times in the first half of this book... loses credibility.
I still respect him and perhaps my expectations were too high when I was hoping it was like a John Wooden book. Just nothing of value. Lots of words and reflections on Duke basketball. If you love Duke basketball you will probably love this book. If you don't, I would recommend re-reading a Wooden book.
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