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Be Quick - But Don't Hurry: Finding Success in the Teachings of a Lifetime (Englisch) Hörkassette – Audiobook, Ungekürzte Ausgabe

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John Wooden was named ESPN's Coach of the Century for the way he led his UCLA basketball team to the top of the sporting world in the 1960s and '70s. Andrew Hill was a rebellious and sparingly used reserve on the squad before becoming a successful television executive. While it's doubtful that either would have predicted it at the time, the lessons imparted on the court by Wooden eventually helped Hill reach the top of his profession. And in Be Quick--but Don't Hurry, named for one of the legendary coach's ubiquitous aphorisms, the now-grateful protégé translates that sage advice into 21 "secrets" that may help others realize similar accomplishments. Like the title, the counsel can usually be boiled down into short expressions that are deceptively simple. Examples include "Focus on effort, not winning," "Balance is EVERYTHING," "Failing to prepare is preparing to fail," and "The team with the best players almost always wins." To show their relevance and power, Hill fleshes them out with solid examples from the hardwood as well as the business world. And with the track record Wooden has compiled, who are we not to take them seriously? --Howard Rothman -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Gebundene Ausgabe .


Dean Smith Coach Wooden always got the best out of his players and helped them get the best out of themselves. That's the secret of coaching and of leadership. In Be Quick-But Don't Hurry! Andrew Hill shares the lessons that made Wooden's teams so successful on the court and his players such successes in life.


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Finally, Wooden's magic is nailed! 29. März 2001
Von Lynn Shackelford - Veröffentlicht auf
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe
As a former UCLA basketballer under John Wooden, I have been waiting for someone to summarize his "secrets." In a quick and articulate read, Andy Hill has done it! Now when someone asks what made Wooden so great, I can tell them to read this book. Former Wooden players are honored to have played for him, but more importantly we implement his philosophy daily. I suppose many college athletes are influenced by their coaches, but everday in everything they do? Interesting, sitting on the bench and thinking he did little, Andy Hill now stands tall among the former Bruin hoopsters. Lynn Shackelford 67-69
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For Teachers, Managers, Basketball Fans, Men and Their Wives 24. Februar 2001
Von Barbara Rosove - Veröffentlicht auf
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe
Be Quick But Don't Hurry is not only a great and quick read, but Andy Hill's application of the 23 "Secrets" (Wooden's Pyramid of success)that Coach John Wooden utilized in coaching the most successful teams in the history of college basketball are transferable to teaching, business, the non-profit sector, management and even friendships. Hill's touching relationship with Wooden speaks to the lives of any man who thinks of his own father, for better and worse. After 30 years, Hill recognized that his own personal success in business was fundamentally influenced by what the Coach taught him and his team mates. This book can be of good use by teachers, clergy (of which I am one), managers in large and small business, students, athletes, men and their wives who want to better understand their husband's relationships not only with other men, but more importantly with their fathers.
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Life, success, leadership, relationships 9. August 2002
Von Matthew Dodd - Veröffentlicht auf
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe
Andrew Hill did something that I have never seen an author do before - he wrote a loving and wonderful book about a man whom he bitterly "viewed as a teacher who had failed [him] in his class for three straight years." Hill's journey of introspection and ultimate friendship with his former UCLA basketball coach, the legendary John Wooden, is just half of this great book. The other half is John Wooden's twenty-one secrets, or teachings, for a lifetime of success. I highly recommend this unique and inspiring book to leaders and followers, teachers and scholars, coaches and players, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives.
After I read "Wooden" by John Wooden and Steve Jamison, I bought and read this book. I was initially disappointed with Hill's less-than-stellar, yet brutally honest, portrayal of a man for whom I have the deepest respect. I even thought about throwing the book away in disgust. I am glad I decided to keep it and read it all the way. I would have missed out on a truly fascinating and entertaining opportunity to learn many things that are helping me be a better person. I believe the same opportunity exists for anyone who reads this book.
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Nice book with helpful tips 27. September 2001
Von Dan E. Ross - Veröffentlicht auf
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Be Quick But Don't Hurry is a quick read, a pretty good book and a different take on John Wooden's Pyramid of Success that he utilized in coaching the most successful teams in the history of college basketball (UCLA in the 60's and 70's.)
Mr. Hill played for Wooden during his amazing stretch of championships as a backup. The book is basically a reflection of how, after 30 years, Mr. Hill recognized how much he learned from Coach Wooden without knowing he was being taught anything at all.
He discusses how the Secrets of the pyramid are transferable to teaching, business, management and even friendships.
The book is very personal and well written. If you are trying to become a leader or want to learn the keys to success you would gain quite a bit from reading this book. Most importantly, just like basketball, you have to apply these secrets until they become second nature for them to have a profound impact on your life.
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Fantastic! 26. Februar 2001
Von Ein Kunde - Veröffentlicht auf
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There have been many treatments of Wooden's ideas over the years and I've read them all. None have been by anyone who knows first-hand what it was like to play for him and learn from him.
The book, which is a quick read at under 200 pages, is not just business and leadership insights, but is also the story of Hill and Wooden's evolving relationship from antagonistic and perplexing to warm and intimate. It really makes you want to reach out to that person in your life whom you might not have appreciated when you were young, but who has had a lasting impact, if only to say thanks.
You should absolutely read this book.
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