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Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success: Building Blocks for a Better Life | [John Wooden, Jay Carty]

Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success: Building Blocks for a Better Life

Legendary college basketball coach John Wooden and Jay Carty know that when it comes down to it, success is an equal opportunity player. Anyone can create it in his or her career, family and beyond. Based on John Wooden’s own method to victory, Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success reveals that success is built block by block, where each block is a crucial principle contributing to life-long achievement in every area of life.
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Legendary college basketball coach John Wooden and Jay Carty know that when it comes down to it, success is an equal opportunity player. Anyone can create it in his or her career, family and beyond. Based on John Wooden’s own method to victory, Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success reveals that success is built block by block, where each block is a crucial principle contributing to life-long achievement in every area of life.

Each of these 32 daily readings takes an in-depth look at a single block of the pyramid, which when combined with the other blocks forms the structure of the pyramid of success. Join John Wooden and Jay Carty to discover the building blocks and key values - from confidence to faith - that have brought Coach to the pinnacle of success as a leader, a teacher, and a follower of God.

©2009 John Wooden (P)2010 christianaudio.com

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    George 08-22-11
    George 08-22-11 Member Since 2011

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    "This really could have been a pamphlet"

    Really thought I was going to hear more words of wisdom from the Wizard but that was not the case. Yes you hear a little of what the Wiz says about each of his blocks then you hear a bunch of scripture and the actually passages. Not against the bible but that is not what I was expecting. The narrator gives each passage number as well. As famous as the Bible is I was not interested in hearing the narrator give how the passage fits the building block and the mortar. Made the book dry and less interesting.

    Only gave it 3 stars because at least the blocks are given out with a bit of a reason as to why from the Wiz. Very tempted to have given it just 2 stars

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Manuel Deponte Fairfax Station, VA, United States 09-17-12
    Manuel Deponte Fairfax Station, VA, United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2011

    Mal

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    "A challenge for each of us to be the best"
    What made the experience of listening to Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success the most enjoyable?

    Hearing Coach Wooden personally explain his building blocks and mortar qualities.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success?

    Hearing about so many of basketball's superstars who were greatly influenced by this amazing man and as a result are successful men as well as successful athletes.


    What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

    Clear and reasonable pace.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. I couldn't wait listen to the next chapter.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Minneapolis, MN USA 09-24-12
    Amazon Customer Minneapolis, MN USA 09-24-12 Listener Since 2005

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    "For Christians only"
    Would you try another book from John Wooden and Jay Carty and/or Sean Runnette?

    as a non religious person, I was very annoyed with floods of quotes from bible.
    but, if you are a christian, this book can help you alot.
    for me, I got too distracted to continue.
    I'd like a refund.


    Would you recommend Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would recommand it only to christians


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jay bridgeport, WV, United States 03-11-13
    Jay bridgeport, WV, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "John Wooden. Any questions"
    Would you listen to Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success again? Why?

    Yes evry time to listen to his stuff i learn something


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Coach Wooden


    Have you listened to any of Sean Runnette’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    It was all good stuff


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Samir Jain Avon, CT, United States 02-09-13
    Samir Jain Avon, CT, United States 02-09-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Better in written form"

    I'm a huge fan of John Wooden. I was looking for a good book with his philosophy. This book certainly is good for that. However, two things kept me from giving this a higher review.
    1. This book is more religious that I thought it would be. I probably should have read the description better.
    2. This is one of the few books that is better in print, like a textbook would be, because I would have liked to refer to a printed chart of his pyramid and make notes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gerald Scribner RICHMOND, TX, US 06-25-12
    Gerald Scribner RICHMOND, TX, US 06-25-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Phenomenal"
    Would you try another book from John Wooden and Jay Carty and/or Sean Runnette?

    I would read everything by Coach Wooden


    What did you like best about this story?

    He kept it simple and applied scripture to his story


    Which character – as performed by Sean Runnette – was your favorite?

    Coach Wooden


    Could you see Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Very Much so!! No idea on actors


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    maribeth columbia, SC, United States 01-04-12
    maribeth columbia, SC, United States 01-04-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great words to live by"
    What did you love best about Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success?

    Great words to live by - easy to follow and incorporate into your life to help make you a better person


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success?

    so many hard to chose one


    Have you listened to any of Sean Runnette’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    What did you learn from Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success that you would use in your daily life?

    Industriousness and enthusiasm


    Any additional comments?

    Great motivational book from a man who was well respected by all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marc Minnetonka, MN, United States 12-09-11
    Marc Minnetonka, MN, United States 12-09-11 Member Since 2011

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    "John Wooden is no Joe Paterno"
    Would you listen to Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success again? Why?

    Yes, there were so many inspirational stories. He created an environment that wouldn't have allowed Joe Paterno's problems in the door. He kept a bible on his desk , but never preached to any of his players.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success?

    When he talked about the time four of his players were out with the measles, and the opposing coach ran up the score. He said he did the same thing to that team when his team was at full strength. He later apologized for not choosing the higher ground.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The Higher Calling


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James Seattle, WA, United States 10-11-11
    James Seattle, WA, United States 10-11-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Coach Will Always be ..... Coach!!!"

    Coach Wooden was a man who was truly ahead of his time in so many ways!

    He not only was a "great maker of men and young people", he was a visionary and someone who "walked the walk and talk the talk".

    They don't come along very often like Coach Wooden.... we can all learn some valuable lessons on life from Coach!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J. Osborne Gold Coast, Australia 01-07-13
    J. Osborne Gold Coast, Australia 01-07-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Misleading book..."
    Would you try another book from John Wooden and Jay Carty and/or Sean Runnette?

    I love the principles of John Wooden


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    His success principles are fantastic


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Story is well told.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Easy to listen to


    Any additional comments?

    I wasn't expecting to be ambushed with Christian propaganda when I purchased this book. I can handle a little but I was completely thrown off with statements like Woodens priciples have stood the test of time like the bible. Woodens may have stood the test of time but the bible has been proven many times to contain untruths and immoral statements about things like slavery and revenge. Comparing the 2 is off putting.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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