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A great concept hijacked by religious intepretation,
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This review is from: Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success Playbook: Applying the Pyramid of Success to Your Life (Paperback)
I learned the pyramid of success 10 years ago through Coach Wooden's website. Recently, I thought of reviewing the concept and ordered this little book.
While I continue to be aspired by the concept of pyramid of success and Coach Wooden's own words, I am very annoyed by Carty's writing. It really turned me off by his narrow interpretation of the pyramid. Sometimes, he really was talking about Bible, not the pyramid. Although not a Christian, I had studied Christianity for years and I am fond of many good ideas of Christianity. If I am annoyed, I think most of the non-Christians will be.
If you are not a Christian, you should not order this book.
And, for Christian like Carty, you don't need to read this book either. Just read your Bible. It is supposed to tell you everything you need to know anyway.
Nevertheless, as a follower of pyramid of success, I recommend the concept of the pyramid highly. 10 years after I was first exposed to this concept, I had found I had improved myself because of it. In short, as a vice president of a company, I had found "Loyalty" indeed a base stone of the success. The company has to be loyal to the employees and the employees have to be loyal to the company. This sounds like an old fashion talk in the modern world. But, if you don't have the 5 lowest stones, your success would not sustain.
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Initial post: Jul 8, 2013 10:36:48 AM PDT
Amazon Customer says:
why so much prejudice in your heart against Christians? we should 'tolerate' and accept our differences and be happy that John Wooden's principles are the fruit of a life honoring God.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 10, 2013 10:32:13 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 10, 2013 10:33:21 PM PDT
L. Yang says:
If you read my review, you should know that I am not against Christians. I might have read Bible more times and more carefully than many so-called "Christians". But, there are just some Christians think all non-believers should go to hell. These kind of Christians annoy me. If you read John Wooden's writing, you'll find he avoided using narrow Christian's view like Carty did. John Wooden remains a great role model to me, Christian or not.
Posted on Mar 18, 2014 5:25:32 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 18, 2014 5:26:37 PM PDT
I decided not to buy this book after reading your review, even though I really want to. I am a Christian, but I understand the immaturity of some Christians that can turn you off. As a Chinese, I find studying Laozi (Lao Tzu) and Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu) helped me appreciate Christianity deeper, beyond the Western theology have taught me. So I regard myself Taoist-Christian, but that scares the heaven off the narrow Christians. Anyway, I found an alternative book to purchase, Wooden on Leadership: How to Create a Winning Organization.
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