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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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Really Enjoyed this book. Simply amazing book.

I really enjoyed this book and feel as if I'm a better person after reading it!!!!

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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

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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.

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They Call Him "Coach"!

As a student athlete back in the 70's when Coach Wooden was at his peak, I had the pleasure to play against Coach Wooden's teams and watch far across the court as he masterfully coached his teams to excellence.

He had such a knack for communicating to his teams what he expected on and off the court.

I have befriended several UCLA coached players from that era, and every single one of them have nothing but glowing praises to heap upon the man they all call "Coach".

This is an excellent book, not only about basketball, but more importantly about Life!

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Great book

I would love to get the copy of this book. the audio is really good and it has a lot of scriptures from the bible. I will listen to thos book again and again yo get the foundation right.

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The ideas and beliefs shared, can be yours.

Thank you. The background of basketball, the remarkable individuals who were mentioned or alluded to, plus the teachings of life skills - a great read.

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Great!

A must read for mentors, coaches, human resources managers, or anyone aspiring to influence people.

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Misleading Title

This was a scripture book, not one about John Wooden, basketball, or his coaching style and techniques. I enjoy religious reading, but not what I wanted out of this book.

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Great Wooden Narrative, Carty ... Good with Reservations

I coach and work with coach development. Coach Wooden's pyramid should be a standard knowledge in all coaches' professional development, and Wooden's narrative is warm, humble, honest, and inviting. Five stars across for the book's treatment of the pyramid. Carty does a fine job integrating a biblical and life-lesson application, but his treatment of "faith" and "success" were highly disappointing. Reason? Carty's Protestant bias of "only Christians in heaven" is a horrible dualistic point to end on after we have built a long narrative about relationship, respect, and humility. I understand the book is from a Christian publisher. I also believe in my Christian faith tradition that who and who is not in heaven is way above any human's "pay grade." I think the book is worth sharing for so many of its good qualities. It would be a shame if that thorny judgement stuck in people's hearts instead of all the rich human and divine wisdom imparted herein.

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IT'S A BIBLE.

Nothing against bibles but this book is more about the pyramid of success & a bible explanation of it. NOT WHAT I WAS EXPECTING.

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  • Adams
  • 06-30-16

Religious book, very few wisdoms from John Wooden.

Very disappointing book. This is a religious book trying to promote christianism. Chapter 28-29 is even an attempt to promote Christianity above other religions. Very little wisdom from John Wooden about achievement. Extremely disappointing

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  • Nick Howell
  • 04-11-18

Good tips

Narrator spoke well, good content, lots of Christian references. Would recommend as a life guidance tool

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  • Chris Brady
  • 02-26-17

excellent

a great overview off how to live a life well lived. Coach Wooden is superb