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In The Meaning of Luck: Stories of Learning, Leadership and Love, Steve explores the concept of luck, based on his experiences in the worlds of sport, business and charity. He begins by recalling the potentially devastating experience that rocked his life two and ,a half years after he
retired from cricket. ‘The best example of my take on luck is my wife Lynette, who in 200
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Published 2013 by Sams Marketing
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Shankar Rajesh
Apr 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
I am a Steve Waugh fan and therefore one needs to excuse the bias here. Told in true Steve Waugh fashion, this book is a treasure trove of great anecdotes, not just sporting anecdotes. Starting off with his wife Lynette Waugh's battle to recover from a stroke, Waugh weaves a tapestry which is highly colourful and rich.

In his search to communicate the meaning of luck, Waugh goes way beyond the Cricket field. We see Nelson Mandela, humility personified, when he poses with the support staff of the
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Toni Kely-Brown
Its summer, I'm on holidays and its cricket season so I had to read this by my favourite cricketer ever Steve Waugh! This wasn't a book so much about cricket but a series of stories about leadership, values and life lessons. My favourite word of advice 'Too often in life, we worry about titles and ranks rather than concentrating on the task at hand and doing the best job possible' Three cheers to that ...more
Jef
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Having followed Australian cricket since the mid 90's I was "lucky" enough to see most of Steve's career!

Enjoyed reading the book that goes through more about his cricketing life. While I'm somewhat bias given my passion for cricket I'd recommend this one for more than simply the cricket fan 😊👍
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Richard Coombs
Sep 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sports-cricket
This is a fairly easy read but at the same time has some inspirational stories. I appreciated the opening chapters where the author's experience as a husband and father are revealed in his concern for Lynnette, his wife, who has a stroke.

There are cricket and other sports stories that give an insight into the character of people. I thought this was well written and gave 'another side' of the former captain of the Australian cricket team.
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Jon
Aug 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: life, leadership
This is a great book that highlights Steve Waugh's beliefs on life and leadership. There are plenty of little chapters that give insight and advice from Waugh and others. It's an inspiring book with plenty of quotable quotes, which gives a summary of what he's learnt in his 30+ years in the game of cricket and his involvement in business and non-profits. I'd recommend it to anyone, particularly those in leadership or who need a kick up the backside. ...more
Anthony Dalton
Being a huge cricket fan and an unabashed admirer of Steve Waugh, I naturally enough enjoyed this book immensely. There was not a lot of cricket content, but that was OK as Waugh's philosophy and outlook on life is brought to the fore in a thoughtful and at times personal perspective. Steve Waugh reveals himself to not only be a champion cricketer but more importantly a champion human being. ...more
Jacky
Feb 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Inspirational book on qualities, leadership and perseverance! Easy read with memorable moments! Shed a tear here & there! Loved the way kids can bring you back to reality! 'How do you know Ricky Ponting!' ...more
SWC
Sep 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The opening story was a very personal and dramatic start to this book. The book could be said to be a number of observations by Steve Waugh about life and there were quite a few interesting quotes to start each chapter.
Nick
Dec 02, 2014 rated it liked it
I found this motivational and Steve Waugh is a very impressive role model!
Joel Ratcliffe
Sep 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A great read. I really enjoyed the inspiring stories about life and leadership. Steve Waugh is a real Australian hero!
Patrick
Jan 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
I liked it a lot. Thanks Chris!
Shiv
Jan 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Had the pleasure of receiving the signed copy of the book from Steve in Sydney.
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Steve Waugh, the embodiment of true Australian grit, evolved from a raw 20-year-old talented batsman into a cricketer who eliminated risk from his game. He led Australia in 15 of their world-record 16 consecutive Test wins and to the 1999 World Cup title, playing 168 Tests and collecting 10,927 runs on the way.

He retired in January 2004 as the most successful captain in the history of Test cricket
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