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Beyond Basketball

By: Mike Krzyzewski,Jamie K. Spatola
Narrated by: Mike Krzyzewski
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Summary

For Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of the Duke University men's basketball team, certain words have special importance and force. Coach K uses them every day to energize, motivate, and teach his players how to be winners on the court and in every aspect of their lives. Now, in Beyond Basketball, he offers 40 short, hard-hitting audio essays that will educate and inspire. Each is centered on an important keyword and illustrated with anecdotes from his personal experiences.
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  • Audie Award Finalist, Personal Development, Motivational, 2007

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  • Cathy Morison
  • 22-11-11

A little disjointed

I had hoped that this book would engage my basketball mad boys, but they just weren't that into it. I listen to a lot of 'motivational' material, and this was OK, but probably not quite what I had expected. The format - taking a set of key words and talking about what they meant to him and his team - got a bit monotonous after a while. There wasn't a lot of flow, and I found myself in the end looking forward to 'Z' so that I could start the next book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-09-22

AWESOME

I love how Coach K, talks about the importance of a single word and taking ownership of that word.

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  • Jim G.
  • 06-10-21

great

Great advice for regular everyday life. Not just about sports. Easily applied to family, relationships, work and sports.

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  • Cindy
  • 06-07-20

Words to live by, for everyone

I’m not a basketball player, but found great value in the wisdom provided by this coach.

Lessons and ideas I will contemplate and share with my children.

I would recommend this book.

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  • Bach 105
  • 23-06-18

Must read for anyone in leadership, young or old

Outstanding collage of experiences and anecdotes. I've never been a Duke fan, but I've respected Coach K's leadership and ability bring the best out of those around him.

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  • Al Wilson
  • 14-11-17

Great words of wisdom to help you grow!

Will help you grow as an individual and a coach. lived hearing Coach K's voice.

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  • RDiew
  • 13-10-15

Outstanding!!

Now I truly see why Coach K is the modern day John Wooden and in my opinion the greatest coach in all of basketball today.

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  • Fedewamv
  • 16-08-15

Yikes.

What would have made Beyond Basketball better?

A little boring. It seemed like a series of buzzwords strung together with dry commentary following each of them. I am a fan of self-improvement books, especially those by coaches and sports figures. I could not finish this one.

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  • Jean Vogel
  • 19-03-15

Book of inspiration thoughts and stories

Good book. I have ways liked coach K because he is a class act. This book is somewhat boring but it provides you with what you need to hear. He talks about former great Duke players which is a lot of fun to hear about.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-01-13

Great book

If you could sum up Beyond Basketball in three words, what would they be?

There are many great people working with our young adults today. Coach K is one of the best.

Have you listened to any of Mike Krzyzewski’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

My favorite of all of Coach K's books.