Let me start by admitting the reason for the 3 star review by me is mostly my own fault.What do I mean I got this book knowing that it was written as a sports book In my own self created reality I was hoping it would be filled with life leadership lessons than it was actually filled with It had great sports info and facts just not what I was hoping for it to be filled with.So the 3 star review is mainly coming from my own selfish desire for this book Fair Probably not So if you are wanting a book filled with sports facts this could be for you If you are wanting a book filled with life leadership lessons, quotes to memorize and notes to take from a book, then this may not be that book for you.Well written book though and I am sure the author accomplished what he was going after. Mike Lombardi goes through his journey as a lifetime NFL front office guy and the lessons he learned along the way I came to see how the NFL changed during his time, but I came out with life and business lessons from Bill Walsh, Bill Belichek, Al Davis, and Nick Sagan. A couple of interesting anecdotes, but mostly info that was already known Also a healthy does of the author patting himself on the back Many passages are prefaced or concluded by stating that no one other than Bill Bellichick has thought of this Often these aren t the most unique ideas Hard to believe the other 31 teams in the NFL are all run by complete fools. Overall I was a little disappointed there was very little new information that I could have said darn it ,I didn t know that His relationship with the great coaches were ok but it felt like a diary he kept without getting deeper why did did what the did And the last 2 chapters were like his venting and wishes and nothing to do what I thought the book purpose what make Walsh, Davis and Belichick great or even genius coaches. NOW IN PAPERBACK Former NFL general manager and three time Super Bowl winner Michael Lombardi reveals what makes football organizations tick at the championship level From personnel to practice to game day decisions that win titles, Lombardi shares what he learned working with coaching legends Bill Walsh of the 49ers, Al Davis of the Raiders, and Bill Belichick of the Patriots, among others, during his three decades in football.Why do some NFL franchises dominate year after year while others never crack the code of success For 30 years Michael Lombardi had a front row seat and full access as three titans Bill Walsh, Al Davis, and Bill Belichick reinvented the game, turning it into a national obsession while piling up Super Bowl trophies Now, in Gridiron Genius, Lombardi provides the blueprint that makes a successful organization click and win and the mistakes unsuccessful organizations make that keep them on the losing side time and again In reality, very few coaches understand the philosophies, attention to detail, and massive commitment that defined NFL juggernauts like the 49ers and the Patriots The best organizations are not just employing players, they are building something bigger Gridiron Genius will explain how the best leaders evaluate, acquire, and utilize personnel in ways other professional minds, football and otherwise, won t even contemplate How do you know when to trade a player How do you create a positive atmosphere when everyone is out to maximize his own paycheck And why is the tight end like the knight on a chessboard To some, game planning consists only of designing an attack for the next opponent But Lombardi explains how the smartest leaders script everything from an afternoon s special teams practice to a season s playoff run to a decade long organizational blueprint Readers will delight in the Lombardi tour of an NFL weekend, including what really goes on during the game on and off the field and inside the headset First stop Belichick s Saturday night staff meeting, where he announces how the game will go the next day Spoiler alert He always nails it Football dynasties are built through massive attention to detail and unwavering commitment From how to build a team to how to watch a game to how to understand the essential qualities of great leaders, Gridiron Genius gives football fans the knowledge needed to be the smartest person in the room every Sunday.
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- Gridiron Genius: A Master Class in Winning Championships and Building Dynasties in the NFL
- Michael Lombardi
- 08 February 2019 Michael Lombardi