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The John Wooden Pyramid of Success features the words and values of the master: the official Pyramid of Success Lecture, Coach's favorite maxims, interviews with him about his life and philosophy, and 30 photos of Wooden throughout his life. Wooden is the consummate businessman, who during the last twelve years of his job obtained a virtual monopoly on the national title f...more
Paperback, 480 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Cool Titles
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J
I picked this book up shortly after Coach Wooden died. I agonized over which book to pick up and settled on this one. It turned out to be not such a good idea. While chapter 3 actually is the focus of Coach Wooden's philosophy, it seems to e the only one that really reached me.

I think Neville Johnson fell short in telling Coach Wooden's story. At points - especially in the first couple of chapters, Johnson's hero worship got in the way of his story.

I have used Chapter three as a teaching docum...more
Faith
John Wooden (1910-2010) was the greatest college basketball coach in history, but I also consider him a great American. By nearly all accounts he was a wise, deeply spiritual, extremely hard-working man, and his "Pyramid of Success" has inspired many a business enterprise and other organizations.

This book is billed as "the authorized biography" of Wooden, but it's based on only 2 or 3 short interviews, as far as I can tell. Also, the lawyer-author presents only the makings of a biography--300 of...more
Joe Dawson
Wooden was definitely one of my favorite coaches. I've read a few other books by and about him and this was not necessarily my favorite, but still pretty good.
Steven Vore
A lot about Mr. Wooden, not as much about the Pyramid Of Success.
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