Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success: Building Blocks for a Better Life Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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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.
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|Listening Length||4 hours and 4 minutes|
|Author||John Wooden, Jay Carty|
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|Audible.com Release Date||September 07, 2010|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #14,701 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
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His "Pyramid for Success" is a widely used motivational, self-help method/book, and it is filled with useful life information. His definition of success, for example, is very useful for those distracted by more worldly and more selfish measures of success. For Wooden, success is "a peace of mind that is the direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming." Anyone who reads this book will not fail to come away with some important lessons in life.
I also like the way that Jay Carty has taken Wooden's principles and then applied them to the life of Christians from the Bible: what a wonderful enhancement to Wooden's work!
I do, however, have 2 criticisms of the book. First, I'm not convinced that all of the 15 "building blocks" and 10 "mortar qualities" necessarily build on each other the way the book implies. They seem more like disjointed points which, though excellent, don't add up to a coherent vision to understand and live life. My second criticism is that by building a devotional book on top of Wooden's pyramid, one comes away sometimes with the idea that one is building up oneself in terms of faith or salvation. Wooden's advice is based on human experience and endeavor and doesn't begin with the gospel of grace. For this reason, the devotional part of the book, while very useful in some ways, is insufficient and even misleading.
(Not sure if I received this item. I will double check & come back and write a review. I received his other book and it awesome reading!)
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The format is like this: you get a page of Wooden saying why enthusiasm (or some other positive personality trait) is important, then two pages from Jay Carty, Wooden's pious grandson, giving you a bible lesson on why the bible says it's important.
If, like me, you hoped this might provide some nice insights into Wooden's mindset and some practical tips on how to coach these things, then you'll be disappointed. The action points at the end of chapters are bible passages to go read.
Mi sarebbe piaciuto leggere la scena in cui il coach al primo giorno di allenamento di Lew Alcindoor, gli insegna come allacciarsi le scarpe, e il crescendo che ha portato l'attuale Kareem Abdul Jaabar a diventare il proprietario del tiro più immarcabile della storia del gioco...