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Legacy Audiobook

Legacy

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Publisher's 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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    Mr 26/06/2015
    Mr 26/06/2015 Member Since 2017
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    "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


    Any additional comments?

    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

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. M. Hickman London, UK. 10/05/2017
    Mr. M. Hickman London, UK. 10/05/2017 Member Since 2017
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert 19/03/2017
    Robert 19/03/2017 Member Since 2017
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 27/02/2017 Member Since 2014

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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alyson 10/11/2016
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    "Inspiring!"

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Evan 24/07/2017
    Evan 24/07/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "The best book on leadership and building winning teams I have read"

    Listened to the book 3 times and still finding great things. Even went and bought paperback so could pick it up from time to time.

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    R. Uphill 05/07/2017
    R. Uphill 05/07/2017

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    "The narration sounds like it's a 70's safety video"
    What would have made Legacy better?

    A different narrator who sounds engaged in the story and not so worried about pronunciation.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Could not get past the narration to properly appreciate the book.


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Saul Reichlin?

    The Rock - no, I'm joking. I don't know. I think I'd rather it was someone involved in New Zealand rugby who has a passion for the sport and a more natural voice.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Sleep.


    Any additional comments?

    Terrible narration, could not engage with story and kept wanting to fall asleep.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Matt Stagg 04/07/2017
    Matt Stagg 04/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Totally inspiring"

    We're one week away from the 3rd and final match between the All Blacks and the British and Irish Lions. It's one win apiece. I desperately want to see the Phone win but playing a team of such belief and determination as the All Blacks will be the hardest test imaginable in rugby. And this book brilliantly explains why. Kerr had brought dull leadership text to live by linking leadership with the central, long lasting belief structures of the All Blacks.

    The book resonates with the almost spiritual quest to be the best. I've never come across a book that inspires like this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer London 04/04/2017
    Amazon Customer London 04/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Not just for sports fans"

    Manages to summarise a number of excellent attitudes and principles to lead any organisation to outstanding achievements. Much to apply to my own sector.

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    MikeeyBoy Three Bridges 30/08/2016
    MikeeyBoy Three Bridges 30/08/2016 Member Since 2014

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    "great listen"

    Really enjoyed this book. Easy to listen too and the narrator added a sense of realism.

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  • Anonymous
    21/08/17
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    "Absolute quality"

    I have been listening to this book for more than 5 times now and every time I hear new things that are just absolute quality. Love it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jemand ezeonwuka
    15/08/17
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    "AMAZING!!"

    Incredible book on leadership and being a better human being! A must read for sure!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    14/08/17
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    "Amazing"

    I can listen to this over and over again. This book is written well with multiple talking points on leadership. It will remain in my audible collection as well as my paper back. Pick it up and be inspired!

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  • @insurancebillvj
    13/07/17
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    "As complete a book as you can find"

    solid narration with funny accents for impersonation. Information and format kept me engaged, especially enjoy hiw concepts were tied to real stories. Great rugby history was a bonus

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  • WT
    15/06/17
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    "Opt for the written version if practical"

    Performance was pretty good, he has tons of voices. But this is kind of a checklist book. I would have been better off getting the written version. It is nice he provides a pretty good ten minute summary in the final chapter, so I can easily just go back to that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marquis
    31/03/17
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    "Well constructed & researched 🙌💯👍"

    💯 🏉💪🙏🙌💯 It encourages me to get the physical book in order have these insights @ my fingertips. Definitely a publication to learn from & apply in life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Riley Jensen
    Salt Lake City, UT
    23/03/17
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    "Excellent excellent excellent."

    So many good anecdotes in this book. A most read for all. Highly recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    Corrales, NM, United States
    16/03/17
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    "the most trite "lessons""
    What disappointed you about Legacy?

    A grabbag of all of the commonly used and well known clichés about sports performance. Many are culled from NFL American football and have nothing to do with rugby or the All blacks. I think the author just wanted to market his book to a NZ audience.


    Has Legacy turned you off from other books in this genre?

    yes


    Would you be willing to try another one of Saul Reichlin’s performances?

    no, the reader is annoying


    Any additional comments?

    One of the worst audiobooks I have gotten from audible.
    I have no idea why there are so many positive reviews.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kyle
    10/02/17
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    "inspirational and concise"

    Enough Rugby to excite a rugger, not enough to alienate others. Strong philosophy and application.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • D. Seals
    10/12/16
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    "Brill book"

    Brill for anyone wanting to change a culture or in learning and development must read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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