Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court
by John Wooden
★★★★★ (Highly Recommended) Read in July, 2015
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Not just one of the best motivational but one of the best books I've ever read. Although John Wooden is a basketball coach, what he aims for is building extraordinary human beings than players. He's proud of his players go into pro, but he's more pleased to learn his players become successful lawyers and doctors. His philosophies on building better characters and teams can easily apply to other fields of work and life, so you don't need to be into sports to understand the fundamental concepts of his ideals. Additionally, it's incredible to find many of his beliefs are in line with other timeless philosophers: Confucius, Socrates, Marcus Aurelius, Lincoln, and more. This is a book I'd read many times.