29 Mar 2011

TEDxSMU Tuesday 3.29.11

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Books by John Wooden

The Wisdom of Wooden: My Century On and Off the Court, by John Wooden, Steve Jamison, 2010

The Wisdom of Wooden is John Wooden’s final book, completed just weeks before his passing in June 2010. In it he shares his most treasured memories and never-before-seen photographs as he looks back on an extraordinary life on and off the court.

Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success: Building Blocks for a Better Life, by John Wooden and Jay Carty, 2009

Legendary college basketball coach John Wooden and Jay Carty know that success is an equal opportunity player—anyone can achieve it. Based on JohnWooden’s own method to victory, Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success reveals that achievement is built block by block, with each block being a crucial principle contributing to lifelong success in every area of life.

Wooden on Leadership, by John Wooden, Steve Jamison, 2005

John Wooden’s goal in 41 years of coaching never changed; namely, to get maximum effort and peak performance from each of his players in the manner that best served the team. Wooden on Leadership explains step-by-step how he pursued and accomplished this goal.

They Call Me Coach, by John Wooden, Jack Tobin, 2003

For 27 years, John Wooden led the UCLA basketball team to unsurpassed victories and records. His dedication and inspiration made him America’s “winningest” coach. In this classic bestselling autobiography—updated with a new foreword by Hall-of-Famer Bill Walton—the college basketball legend reflects on his record-breaking career, his life behind the scenes, and how his top players went on to shape and change the NBA.

Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court, by John Wooden, Steve Jamison, 1997

In honest and telling passages about virtually every aspect of life, Wooden shares his personal philosophy on family, achievement, success, and excellence. Raised on a small farm in south-central Indiana, Wooden learned a great deal from his parents—lessons that stayed with him not only throughout his unparalleled career at UCLA, but also as dedicated husband, father, and teacher.

Coach John Wooden Books for Kids Series


Books by Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski

Beyond Basketball : Coach K’s Keywords for Success, by Mike Krzyzewski, Jamie K. Spatola, 2007

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.

Leading with the Heart : Coach K’s Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business, and Life, by Mike Krzyzewski, Donald T. Phillips, Grant Hill, 2001

Leading with the Heart chronicles Coach K’s background in a Polish Chicago neighborhood, where he was guided by parents who demanded honesty and integrity. From his days at the U.S. Military Academy playing under Coach Bobby Knight, Krzyzewski first learned that coaching meant more than showing players what to do and how to do it.


Related Media

Coach Bob Hurley: The Sage of St. Anthony: Steve Kroft profiles the man regarded as America’s best high school coach, CBS 60 Minutes, March 24, 2011

High school basketball is one of the most popular sports in the country, and those who follow it on the national level – particularly college scouts and coaches – are familiar with St. Anthony of Jersey City, N.J. and its coach, Bob Hurley. Going into this season, St. Anthony had won 23 state championships and three national titles under Hurley, who is one of only three high school coaches ever inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

High School Basketball Coach On 50 Years Of Winning, NPR, March 15, 2011

She’s been hailed the nation’s “winning-est” high school basketball coach. Leta Andrews, the 73-year-old coach of the Lady Pirates at Granbury High School in Granbury, Texas, was honored with the title by the National Federation of State High School Associations. And, after nearly five decades of coaching, she has no plans to retire just yet. As part of Tell Me More’s focus on Women’s History Month, host Martin speaks with Leta Andrews about her career and “tough love” approach to coaching.

Baseball Umpire George Moriarty’s Poem The Road Ahead


Related TED Talks

Alain de Botton: A kinder, gentler philosophy of success, TEDGlobal 2009

Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure — and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgments. Is success always earned? Is failure? He makes an eloquent, witty case to move beyond snobbery to find true pleasure in our work.

Richard St. John: “Success is a continuous journey,” TED 2009

In his typically candid style, Richard St. John reminds us that success is not a one-way street, but a constant journey. He uses the story of his business’ rise and fall to illustrate a valuable lesson — when we stop trying, we fail.

Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action, TEDxPuget Sound

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers — and as a counterpoint Tivo, which (until a recent court victory that tripled its stock price) appeared to be struggling.

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