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Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success

Building Blocks for a Better Life
Narrated by: Sean Runnette
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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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great respect for john wooden.

too much relegious content not enough tactical content. great respect for coach john wooden legend

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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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  • Pierre Jimenez
  • 04-12-18

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 Don't listen to this if you don't like: 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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  • RashaanDJX
  • 27-07-15

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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  • RoRo
  • 09-03-19

excellent book

can't go wrong with wooden. the guy is amazing..a bit too much biblical stuff in there for my taste but it's all good stuff anyway.

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  • George
  • 22-08-11

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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  • Manuel Deponte
  • 17-09-12

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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  • James
  • 13-11-11

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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  • Sophia
  • 26-05-20

Pyramid of Success Rocks!!!

I love the simplicity and practical application of this book written with insights from a very accomplished Coach and Highly Successful person in life. Well Done!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-04-20

so little told about so many principles.

I wish more was written in the author introduction about how religious this book is. nothing against it, just not for me. and also, not pragmatic, just theory in the sence of helping a coach

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  • Thomas Edwards
  • 12-04-20

Amazing

The leadership ideas and guidance provided will assist in any endeavor chosen especially coaching sports.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-01-20

Fantastic

Really enjoyed this book. Make no mistake, the pyramid is explained along with biblical examples.