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Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success

Building Blocks for a Better Life
Narrated by: Sean Runnette
Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
4 out of 5 stars (446 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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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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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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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excellent for anyone

though its base is from a religious standpoint the principles are universal. anyone can get an impact from the insights talked about here.

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Excellet short read

Coach Wooden offers a great book with the pyramid of success speaking truth and life. His principles are easy to understand and he's a true leader, highly recommend this book for anyone.

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Good Old-School Advice from a Great Source

Listen to this if you like:
The Bible and Christian tenets
Old school thinking
UCLA and/or Basketball
Basic tenets of success
Success being a representation of your inner values
Sports-centric examples
Narration that fits the material very well
Solid character-building thoughts
The author having an indisputable and widely acknowledged track record of success

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A lack of concrete examples of tactics you can use
Christian-focused and biblical references
A slow folksy delivery
Thoughts you're fairly certain you've heard before
The concept of character-building as the key to personal success

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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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  • 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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  • Merlene Hodgson
  • 02-01-19

Food for Thought

This book is pure gold. It has given me so much to think about and learn from. I am eager to put into practice each building block and to secure the building blocks with each aspect of ‘mortar’. Coach Wooden has reminded me of who I am in Christ and to strive to be the best I can be to reach that success that is His peace that surpasses all understanding. Thank you Coach Wooden. Timeless lessons beautifully taught.

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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