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Just makes you want to work for Pep and listen to Damian
15 August 2018
I’ve read a lot of books on culture within organisations and talked to a lot of people. However, Damian Hughes nails it in this book...I would rank it alongside the people at Saracens Rugby as the most influential form of media I have looked at on this subject. This is not simply a sports book, this is a guide to creating a culture that doesn’t die with one group. The players within the group clearly were prepared to fight for the culture as they viewed it as so important and what Damian Hughes does very cleverly is pick apart how Pep created it and why it was so successful. The description about Pep's speech before the Champions League Final of 2011 is brilliant as it showed me a moment where everything was perfect! I will be using bits of this when I teach kids but I will have to choose my cultural architects carefully! This book will help you get the best out of people if you are prepared to work at it. Saracens and Barcelona in this example are the most wonderful examples of what happens if you do!