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Wooden

A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections on and off the Court
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"I am just a common man who is true to his beliefs." (John Wooden)

Evoking days gone by when coaches were respected as much for their off-court performances as for their success on the court, Wooden presents the timeless wisdom of legendary basketball coach John Wooden.

In honest and telling passages about virtually every aspect of life, Coach shares his personal philosophy on family, achievement, success, and excellence. Raised on a small farm in south-central Indiana, he offers lessons and wisdom learned throughout his career at UCLA, and life as a dedicated husband, father, and teacher.

These lessons, along with personal letters from Bill Walton, Denny Crum, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Bob Costas, among others, have made Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections on and off the Court an inspirational classic.

©1997 John Wooden (P)2004 McGraw-Hill Education

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Like Jesus, John Wooden knew that the Secret of Life was measuring YourSelf against Eternal Spiritual Standards/Principles...rather than "worrying" or focusing on other people (99.9% of whom are lost and all watching eachother for answers)

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Inspirational and Entertaining!

Israel had King Solomon. America had Coach Wooden. I will listen to this book again and again.

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How to be a better person

I enjoyed this book. Wooden’s objective in writing this book seems to be less about basketball and much more about how to be a better human.

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great story of the Legend john wooden and icon

he's so amazing and so honest and master of his craft and great so fun

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could have been much better

I wanted more player and team stories. This is more philosophical. He has amazing insight into making people better. the best teacher of all time?!

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Great book!

Well written, I enjoyed every minute of it. John Wooden was an incredible man. Is very unselfish approach and approach to preparation our keys to success.

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An example of class and greatness

There is no greater person to give advice on success than John Wooden. A remarkable human being, a classic. Every parent, teacher, business owner, or any other professional would be greatly benefited by listening to this wonderful man

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Love Coach Wooden!

Anything regarding Coach Wooden is worth the read/listen. His values are timeless. I use his pyramid in my life as I coach youth sports. Do yourself a favor and listen.

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Great Book to listen to over & over again

Great Book to listen to over & over again

meditate on the words that are heard.

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Coach Wooden was a great teacher and inspiration

Upon listening to this book, I learned that Coach Wooden was a demanding and highly principled man who loved to teach and coach, but, more importantly, he knew what was most important in life. He learned it from his parents, and spent the rest of his life trying to live to his highest potential. The book was inspirational and though the Pyramid of Success was not a complex process, it was highly valuable tool to learn and benefit from.