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The Score Takes Care of Itself Audiobook

The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership

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Publisher's Summary

Bill Walsh was perhaps the most influential and successful coach in NFL history, transforming the San Francisco 49ers from the worst franchise in sports to a dynasty that won five Super Bowls. He is acclaimed not only for his strategic brilliance but also for his advanced approach to leadership. His teams sustained a consistency of excellence rarely seen in sports or anywhere else.

Drawn from a series of deeply revealing conversations with coauthor Steve Jamison, The Score Takes Care of Itself offers Walsh's best leadership principles illustrated by anecdotes from his entire career. Additional insights and perspective are provided by his son Craig Walsh. The book will delight football fans and guide the vast business audience eager to learn how Bill Walsh motivated individuals and crafted winning teams.

©2009 Bill Walsh, Steve Jamison and Craig Walsh; (P)2009 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"A fascinating compendium of Walsh's philosophy.... Enlightening, informative and engaging, this powerful book is a must-[listen] for executives and managers at every level." (Publishers Weekly Starred Review)

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    Jason A. Zarrilli Huntsville, AL 02-10-16
    Jason A. Zarrilli Huntsville, AL 02-10-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Be ready to grow"

    Fantastic book for leaders who want to get the most out of their business or organization. Be ready to look in a very clear mirror of a leader's responsibilities and correcting those as much as the organization as a whole.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Aaron Smith 01-05-16
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    "The best of the sports leadership books!"

    This well put together book captures the essence of Bill and his fantastic vision for both football and life. I have read a plethora of sports leadership books and this ranks at the top, right next to John Wooden.

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    Jason Comely 01-31-13

    ZEN. LDS. GTD. FTW.

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    "Thank you Bill Walsh"

    I don't watch the NFL or any professional sports, and I don't know Bill Walsh from Moses, but the title of this audiobook resonated with me so I took a chance. I'm glad I did.

    There is so much good stuff here. Lots of stories, mostly about football but metaphors for business and life as well.

    Bill Walsh, the legendary coach of the San Francisco 49ers, reveals a mix of intelligence, toughness, humility and empathy in his anecdotes. He shares his successes but is also honest about his failings. It's really remarkable.

    Having listened to this audiobook right to the end, I have a deep sense of respect for this man. If he was still alive I would want to thank him in person for the great insights he shared. But since I can't, I'll say it here: thanks Bill!

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    "This is a must read for any potential leader"

    You must read this book! If you want to lead at any level, this must be in your reading arsenal.

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    "Best book on Leadership and Personal Development Available!!"

    If you are looking for a book that will completely change your view on how to conduct your life this is it!

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    anthony 04-19-15
    anthony 04-19-15
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    "Insight into One of the Great Coached"

    Good insight to what many consider, the greatest NFL coach. Practical thought on how to structure an organization and lead people. Some really good nuggets sprinkled throughout the story. The narrator was spot on, and made it sound as if it were Bill, himself.

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    Bernie 04-14-15
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    "Perspective on Bill Walsh legacy."

    Excellent read. Learned a lot about the man and a dynasty. I am a Cowboy fan but respected the Niners and Coach Walsh.

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    TonjuaJ 04-04-17
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    "Bigger than scoring points"

    This story impacted me in a variety of ways as I have experienced many of the coaching philosophies depicted throughout. An inspiring figure, Bill Walsh's approach to leadership encompasses deep inspection and reflection. His preparation and vision transformed many facets in football and can be applied to life.

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    Marcus Chacos Australia 03-05-17
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    "Amazing and valuable insights on coaching"

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this audiobook, I'm not an NFL fan. But what I can say as a soccer coach is it had as many coaching lessons and insights as Alex Ferguson's "Leading" book.

    It is perhaps one of the most complete writings I have come across regarding the coach as a leader.

    Every coach, in any sport, would benefit from the timeless wisdom of Bill Walsh.

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    bluestar 01-31-17
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    "Don't miss out"

    If you are a leader or a Mom or Dad ,this book reveals a lot of details on leadership. I was skeptical about buying this book but I am glad it did .

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