Be Quick - But Don't Hurry

Version: Abridged
Author: Andrew Hill
Narrator: Andrew Hill
Genres: Business & Economics, Biography & Memoir, Business, Biography
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published In: March 2001
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 4 hours, 30 minutes
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Perhaps the least controversial sports honor in living memory was the selection of John Wooden as "Coach of the Century" by ESPN, honoring his ten NCAA basketball championships in twelve years. His UCLA teams won with quickness and always with class. Wooden was a teacher first and foremost, and his lessons -- taught on the basketball court, but applicable throughout one's life -- are summarized in his famed Pyramid of Success.

An all-city high school player in Los Angeles, Hill played -- a little -- in three national championships, from 1970 to 1972. Hill was upset at how unequally Wooden treated his starting players, and clashed with Wooden over a variety of social political issues.

Hill went on to a successful career in television, rising to the presidency of CBS Productions. And one day, some twenty-five years after graduating from USLA, he realized that everything he knows about getting the best out of his people he had learned directly from Coach John Wooden.

Be Quick -- But Don't Hurry! tells the story of their renewed friendship while sharing the lessons and secrets that hold the key to managing creativity in the idea-driven economy of the twenty first century. Full of sound advice and warm reminiscence, this is the management book of a lifetime.

Reviews (3)

Wooden's Wisdom!

Written by Andrew from Santa Monica, CA on February 25th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is a great audobook! It revolves around Wooden's 20 coaching "secrets" that are as valuable today as they were 30 years ago. These secrets can be applied to all aspects of our lives. I highly recommend it to all.

Be Quick - But Don't Hurry

Written by David Wyatt on August 27th, 2004

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Awsome account of John Wooden's powerhouse teams of the '60s and '70s. Wonderfully integrates the philosophies used to teach the skills required to win on the court and translates them to the board room. A must read for all managers in any business setting.

Be Quick - But Don't Hurry

Written by Anonymous on August 16th, 2004

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Awful. I found very little practical information and just quit listening 1/2 way through. Found nothing in there about being quick but tons of basketball anecdotes. Great for sports fans, nominally useful for business.