Top positive review
Great exploration of life lessons through the prism of sport
3 January 2018
This book was recommended to me by a fellow CEO, particularly in light of the agreement the All Blacks made with themselves that nobody else cleans up after them as a team. Regardless of your interest in sport or in rugby, this is a book well worth reading. In their pursuit of consistently outstanding performance, the All-Blacks and their coaches have come up with an approach that demands the highest of standards, that roots the people on the team in a clear continuum of history, culture, space and time, yet which values and supports each of the people that make the grade as people as much as players. It is a belief and values system that does not distinguish between life off the pitch and life on the pitch. Players are people - and as such they need to be treated as such, and challenged as such. While I am not sure if each of the 15 rules or insights is totally distinct from all the rest, they do make sense once you understand this overall context.