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Will It Make the Boat Go Faster? (Second Edition)

By: Harriet Beveridge,Ben Hunt-Davis
Narrated by: Alexander Abineri,Anne-Marie Piazza
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Summary

With its winning mix of gripping narrative and easy-to-implement performance-raising tips, this book has become a best-selling classic. It’s garnered five-star reviews and wide-ranging endorsements - from Sebastian Coe and Dame Kelly Holmes to Lord Digby Jones. 

The book tells the inspiring story of how Ben Hunt-Davis - an ordinary guy on an ordinary team - achieved something pretty extraordinary: Olympic gold. Coauthor Harriet Beveridge, executive coach, then gives a simple, engaging account of how we can apply these strategies to raise our own game...in sport, in business, and in life.

Building on the huge success of the original, this second edition includes two completely new chapters - on high-performance conversations and performance under pressure - as well as a general update based on the successes people and businesses have reaped from the first edition. 

In the book’s signature down-to-earth and practical style, the new chapters unlock simple ways for listeners to thrive in their own pressured environments and to communicate in ways which consistently improve results.

Whether you are a business leader looking to achieve a compelling vision, an individual with a dream, or a coach supporting others to unlock their potential, this book is jam-packed with tried and tested methods to help you achieve your own "gold medal".

©2020 Ben Hunt-Davis and Harriet Beveridge (P)2021 Ben Hunt-Davis and Harriet Beveridge

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A toolset for building an olympic mindset.

The book reveals great tools for building an olympic mindset. Implementing just a couple of the techniques and already see results in rewiring my mind.

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Inspiration between a great story, put your mind to it and you can achieve anything your imagination can give you.

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inspirational

even if you aren't using this book to inspire you to work harder or smarter, Ben's story alone is a true inspiration and should be admired.

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Interesting philosophy

This was excellent to listen to however I’ve given it 4 stars for the story as at times it as repetitive to hear his lack of success.

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loved this

What an inspirational listen. Thank you! Will recommend to all of my team, brilliant!

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Excellent motivational listen

I found this book easy to listen to whilst I churned out the miles for marathon training. it has a good balance between useful practical and applicable advice to real life as well as an cracking olympic achievement.