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on 3 December 2016
Not worth £1.19 - more of a magazine article rewritten. Not really insightful as most of the information is in the public domain.

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on 4 June 2017
Value for money. Bottom line on Brailsford's personality and single minded approach to winning and building a high profile brand and team. Well worth the read. The author does not sugar coat some of the problems along the way with Pendleton and the coaching issues related to Shane Sutton nor the potential problems and risks with zero tolerance re staff on Team Sky payroll.
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on 22 June 2015
Great collection of small but interesting snippets, painting the larger picture of Brailsford. However,I feel this is a topic that deserves longer: do recognise this is a 90 minutes short so that it does well, but might leave you wanting more!
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on 11 August 2013
This is short book is OK, and that's all. There is no great insight into the subject of the book, and that's what it's all about really. No one knows him well enough to have such an insight. There is not much information that most people don't know already, but to be fair it's doesn't pretend to claim otherwise. To me it's like a lengthy newspaper article. It is advertised as a short and the price reflects that. All in all worth reading but no Wow factor.
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on 6 November 2017
Interesting read but lacks the depth of a full biography
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on 24 January 2015
This is a great engrossing read that gives you an insight into the setup of team GB/team sky and Dave Brailsford but it is sadly just too short! No sooner have you got into this book it is over, a great shame for something that is a great read. This book could be ten times longer if the content was as good as what's written here. Would of given five stars if it wasn't so brief, buy it by all means as its a great read for a 90 minute short as indicated in the title.
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on 1 August 2014
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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on 22 May 2014
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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on 13 May 2014
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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on 12 December 2013
A quick read, and an interesting analysis of some of the key episodes in Dave Brailsford's recent past, with the GB Cycling Team and Sky. Brailsford's name had already popped onto my radar in David Millar's 'Racing in the Dark' and cemented itself in my 'people to watch' list during the Olympics and 2012 TdF.

There are other, more in depth tellings of the episodes detailed here - but it was good to have them in one place and allows a focus on Brailsford's methods and drive. Worth reading if you're interested in what a driven, passionate manager can achieve.
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