- Hardcover: 356 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Press (21 May 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1594205116
- ISBN-13: 978-1594205118
- Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3 x 24.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 224,446 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success Hardcover – 21 May 2013
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"Through candor and comprehensiveness, Jackson writes a convincing revisionist take, in which he emerges as an excellent coach...highly readable...reflects Jackson s polymathy." "The New York Times Book Review"
"Part sports memoir, part New Age spirit quest, part pseudo-management tract...But the primary thing with Jackson as with all the old bards, who were also known for repeating themselves is the voice." Sam Anderson, "The New York Times Magazine"
"The legendary Bulls and Lakers leader's new book finally enlightened me to Jackson's lifelong dedication to the game." "The Atlantic"
"He tells you at different times to see beyond what is seen and to hear the unheard...applicable to groups in any walk of life." "The Bleacher Report""
'Part sports memoir, part New Age spirit quest, part pseudo-management tract ... But the primary thing with Jackson ― as with all the old bards, who were also known for repeating themselves ― is the voice.' ― The New York Times --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.See all Product Description
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It takes a team to win a championship. We all know about the famous players, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'neill, but they can't win a game by themselves. Jackson has the wisdom and expertise to be able to see what each player needed from him. His observations of their egos and how to stroke them or reach them, drew them in. In one game, Jackson had a plan that Scottie Pippen didn't like. It was near the end of the game, and Jackson knew he had to have the team work together. He asked Pippin if he was in or out. Pippin said, "I'm out", so Jackson subbed someone else, and they won the game. Another player talked to Pippin after the game about his lack of teamwork. That was more effective than anything that Jackson could have done or said. Most of the book is filled with how the eleven games were won, and the players involved.
Jackson is a spiritual man, and he employs the use of inspiration and Zen Buddhism to lead his life. He decided at one time he wanted to rest his mind and his soul, and through Zen he was able to Master his life. He would talk with his teams about Zen and yoga, and they would listen appreciatively. Jackson is a very intelligent man, reads a great deal, listens or attends TED discussions. He talks about his move from coaching in Chicago to Los Angeles. How he was able to get Kobe and Shaquille to work together for the team. He saw the advance in Kobe from a very selfish player to a leader. He takes some credit, but much of the success of the Lakers he attributes to the team working together.Read more ›
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The journey of a man to find himself. A very interesting bookPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great review for those who are fans of the NBA, especially those who enjoyed those bulls and lakers teams that he lead to championships. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Luke Azzopardi
great story, superbly written and entertains throughout. Ideal for car journesPublished 5 months ago by Chris Chapman
2 rings as a player
1 championship in the CBA
6 rings coaching the Bulls
5 rings coaching the Lakers
I loved this book, probably one of my favorites. The book is about leadership and life, using stories from his coaching years. Highly recommended.Published 12 months ago by A. Mansour
Good read. As you might expect from a Phil Jackson book, it goes into some interesting detail on team dynamics as well as Zen Bhuddism. Read morePublished 13 months ago by The Reader
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