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4.0 out of 5 stars Dave Brailsford's mind...
Dave Brailsford is a fascinating man to try to study - but very difficult to really get to know. And I think Richard Moore's ebook doesnt try to do that for you, but by presenting 3 different times in Brailsford's career when he's had to make a critical decision, he leaves the reader to make up their own mind.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
A good subject that should have resulted in an interesting book on one of Britains foremost sporting Managers and his methods. Sadly very lightweight and skims the surface of what makes Brailsford tick. Shame.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dave Brailsford's mind..., 10 Jun 2013
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Dave Brailsford is a fascinating man to try to study - but very difficult to really get to know. And I think Richard Moore's ebook doesnt try to do that for you, but by presenting 3 different times in Brailsford's career when he's had to make a critical decision, he leaves the reader to make up their own mind.

Brailsford has a fierce reputation for making totally clinical and hard decisions - many a rider has been thrown off the track programme because they weren't making the numbers. Yet one of the most interesting times in his career as described by Moore, was when David Millar got busted for EPO. Brailsford stood by him despite the possible impact on his role as head of performance for the GB track team. In fact in Millar's autobiography, Racing Through the Dark, Millar says that if it hadnt been for Brailsford and British Cycling helping him through the time after his ban was imposed, he's not sure whether he'd have made it. Yet Brailsford has imposed a recruitment policy at Sky - the hardening last year of which Moore also covers in his book - which means that Millar can never join the squad.

I've given it 4 stars out of 5 - I'm holding the 5th star back as I've love Moore to have covered just how Brailsford managed at the time what went down between Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome during last year's Tour!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Cycling Revolutionary, 25 Jun 2013
This review is from: Mastermind: How Dave Brailsford Reinvented the Wheel (90 Minutes Shorts Book 3) (Kindle Edition)
I am no cycling aficionado but this book by Moore is absolutely fantastic. Only took an interest when the TOUR was on. Then Team GB started to dominate world cycling and Bradley etc in the TOUR and it was obvious something amazing was going on. Brailsford is smart, tough and has integrity. Great read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Insight into Brailsford, 23 July 2013
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This review is from: Mastermind: How Dave Brailsford Reinvented the Wheel (90 Minutes Shorts Book 3) (Kindle Edition)
A subsinct book that highlights how Brailsford's approach to cycling brought success in a very competitive sport. Providing great insight into his views, approaches and management as the boss of British Cycling.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great reading, 8 July 2013
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A fantastic insight to the goings on in the world of British cycling
Dave and Peter Keen have set the UK among the best and forward thinkers of the cycling world
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 8 July 2013
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I have always been intrigued by Team Sky and dave Brailsford and this book doesn't fail to deliver. It offers a wonderful insight into one of British sports leading figures. The best 3 i've spent this year.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good solid account, 30 Jun 2013
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A good and solid read but short insight into British Cycling and Team Sky. Sir DB a true management genius
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 13 May 2014
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A good subject that should have resulted in an interesting book on one of Britains foremost sporting Managers and his methods. Sadly very lightweight and skims the surface of what makes Brailsford tick. Shame.
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2.0 out of 5 stars It's not a book, 1 Aug 2014
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This review is from: Mastermind: How Dave Brailsford Reinvented the Wheel (90 Minutes Shorts Book 3) (Kindle Edition)
After reading 2 previous books by Richard Moore, which I enjoyed immensely, I found this one a huge disappointment. It feels like he suddenly decided, on a Friday night, to cobble together some of his notes and interviews in the off chance it would be a passable as a book! It doesn't offer any real depth into Dave Brailsfords life or how he allegedly reinvented the wheel! If only he had put the same effort into this as previous books. Avoid!!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Lame, brief and purposeless, 3 Jun 2014
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Against an expectation of learning some of the techniques Brailsford used to achieve outstanding success, instead a lame and brief chronology of Brailsfords career. Poor - only for huge cycling fans, the rest of us should leave it alone. I was left thinking "is that it!?"
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Short book on the mindset of DB, 22 May 2014
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I was surprised by this book. You might think it's a short puff piece but in fact it is a really stimulating insight into the mind and methods of the man who made British Cycling. Dave gives a sense of how hectic but at the same time how in control he is. Not sure how he does it but this makes you realise just how much he has done and does do. Definitely worth a read.
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