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The book has four sections--"Preseason," "Regular Season," "Postseason," and "All-Season"--and each of those has four chapters. Each chapter begins with three quotes ("Too many rules get in the way of leadership" leads off chapter 1), and ends with bulleted tips summing up the chapter's message. Between the quotes and the bullet points are anecdotes about Duke basketball games and (occasionally) Krzyzewski's life outside basketball. What you come away with is an understanding of why Krzyzewski is a great basketball coach, why former Duke assistants such as Tommy Amaker and Quin Snyder are probably going to become great basketball coaches, and how anyone who's currently a coach can become a better coach. It would be great if other types of managers in other types of businesses could incorporate these lessons in compassionate, focused, highly flexible leadership, but it seems unlikely. Most managers in business rise through the ranks not because of their ability to lead or inspire but because of their knowledge and competence (if not their connections). On the other hand, it would be nice if each of us, just once, could work for someone like Coach K, someone who could push the right buttons and lead us to our own version of the Final Four. Not likely, but a pretty sweet fantasy. --Lou Schuler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Coach K takes basketball caching and brings life lessons in all areas of leadership. This is not just a basketball book. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Jon
I was unhappy with how old and dirty the book was considering I ordered it as "new"Published 1 month ago by AJ Francioni
I first read this about twelve years ago. I passed my hardback version to a boss that I had back then. I wish that all managers that have teams below them would read this book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by jarheadE5
Just great...packaged great...shipped quick...just as described...great transaction ThanksPublished 2 months ago by Merle brewster