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Legacy

Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
Categories: Sport, Other
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Summary

The All Blacks are the world's most successful sporting outfit, undefeated in over 75% of their international matches over the last 100 years. What is the secret of their success? And what can we - as individuals, companies and teams - learn from them? The All Blacks are the world's most successful sporting outfit, undefeated in over 75% of their international matches over the last 100 years.

In other arenas, there have been commanding sides that swept all before them, like the West Indies cricket team of the 1980s with their fearsome battery of fast bowlers, or the Hungarian football team who introduced a sophisticated new passing game and famously thrashed England 7-1 in Budapest in 1954. But what makes the All-Blacks different is their supremacy for decade after decade - their sheer consistency, longevity and sustained dominance.

So, what is the secret of their success? And what can we - as individuals, companies and teams - learn from them? Whatever field we are in, how can we play like All Blacks? In Legacy, best-selling author James Kerr is embedded deep into the heart of the All Blacks' set-up to reveal 15 powerful and pragmatic lessons in leadership. Revealing proven secrets of sustained success, Legacy is a unique, inspiring handbook for leaders in all fields, and asks: How do you turn vision into action? How do you achieve world-class standards, day after day, week after week, year after year? How do you handle pressure, expectation and setbacks? How do you train to win at the highest level? What is your purpose?What will be your legacy?

©2013 James Kerr (P)2013 Audible Ltd

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  • 26-06-15

Interesting book but.......

What was one of the most memorable moments of Legacy?

The concept of the book is great and there are clearly some useful thought provoking elements to the book. Enjoyable to listen to

Which character – as performed by Saul Reichlin – was your favourite?

The various attempts to imitate accents were irritating and the New Zealand accent was not great, more grating. Easy enough performer to listen to but it didn't need the poor accent interpretations at all

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The factual errors in the book in the end were annoying. Everyone but the author knows the 2011 World Cup final score was 8 - 7 not 9 - 8. The All Blacks lost to France in the 1999 World Cup, not the 1997. Bryan Williams first played for the All Blacks in 1970 not 1976. The problem with these types of factual errors is that it is difficult to believe that everything else represented as fact attributed to other people may or may not be completely accurate

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Lessons in life

Leadership books are plentiful, and generally speaking they say similar things. However I feel that the key is finding one that speaks in terms you can relate to. While I'm not a world class All Blacks rugby player I'm a fan of rugby and this was a book that spoke to me on a level and with example I could relate to. This was the book for me.

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A highly addictive read.

The All Blacks are an awesome team, institution and legacy. This is a story about one of the greatest legacies in sport. It blends a historical, anthropological and business-orientated study of the New Zealand Rugby Union team in a succinct, energetic and compelling fashion. A must read for rugby fans, learning and development enthusiasts and leaders.

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Good mix of rugby anecdotes and leadership advice.

I listened to this as the book was recommended in a 'top reads' article for management and leadership advice. Being a rugby fan, it seemed like a great blend of content and advice.

The content is generally really good. The All-Black ethos and underlying Maori influence is sustained throughout and used as a launching point for wider leadership points. The book tries to maintain both perspectives and does so well, though some of the links seem a touch tenuous at points, the connections a little spurious. There are some great pieces of advice though.

The reading is very good, with intonation and characterisation. It perhaps lacks a little passion in places, but I was really entertained by the reading.

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Inspiring!

Brilliant narration, delves into your very being. You'll go forward a better person after this.

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Inspirational and adaptable

Such a great read, relatable and inspiring. powerful throughout. I would recommend this book for all, regardless of your situation. Adaptable to any sector

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what has this to do with New Zealand Rugby?

The writer keeps repeating slogans and phrases that come straight from a business conference. The central message is that to win you must become a soulless automaton and give up everything for the group. I still dont know why NZ players play with more style and vigor and he talks almost nothing about the underage structures that lead to having such great players. Compared to other sports books like "bring the noise" "das reboot" or "the education of a coach" it leaves out all the important details and just gives you surface level cliches.

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What a fantastic book!!!!

What a fantastic book thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend anybody to read it!! A true example of how important good leadership can help any sport or business.

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Fantastic Book

For someone like me who is looking to get into a leadership role, this book really helped me understand what qualities I need to become a leader. The way it's written is really well done, the use of a sports club and it's history and core values, it helps to relate the ideas to not only a business setting but your own life as well. I really enjoyed listening to this book and have recommended it to my colleagues also.

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Simple lessons that resonate

Clear and simple lessons for achieving more. Combining greatness with humility. Well read, very clear and an enjoyable listen.

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  • 28-05-20

Great culture and values

This book describe extremely well the importance of culture in an organisation, in this case the All Blacks ! Clearly a company culture is the glue which keep everyone united and guaranty its longetivity and success . Very well written and inspiring.

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  • Fernando Gutierrez
  • 17-04-20

Phenomenal

I have spent years studying leadership at the graduate level and this is by far one of the best works on leadership that I have ever read.

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  • Jodi Johnson
  • 17-01-20

So powerful!

This is quite possibly one of the best leadership books I've ever read! I will most likely order it so I can have it on my bookshelf.

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  • Louis
  • 20-11-19

Great Leadership tools!

Great book! Lots of valuable leadership material in this book. Definitely worth the read or listen.

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  • Clark Savage
  • 14-11-19

Leave Your Legacy

An excellent book that provides actionable insights and examples of how to build winning teams and sustain excellence.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-10-19

Great book and story!

The books message is great, and being a Kiwi I have lived the message my entire life. Only negative is the readers terrible faking NZ accent, irritated me thru the entire audio!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-10-19

Excellent

I will probably listen to this book again in a few months. It has lots of information and is inspiring at the same time.

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  • Maxine
  • 20-09-19

Great lessons for life and human

Loved it . The lessons are timeless and can be to all aspects of life

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-09-19

inspirational

I really identified with that ideology expressed in this book. I am actually a different and improved person.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-06-19

wonderful

This is a great book whether you own your own business or you're just trying to self improve. I will listen to this book over and over again so I can grasp all the concepts.