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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (112 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bill Walsh Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Bill Walsh was perhaps the most influential and successful coach in NFL history, transforming the San Francisco 49ers from the worst franchise in sports to a dynasty that won five Super Bowls. He is acclaimed not only for his strategic brilliance but also for his advanced approach to leadership. His teams sustained a consistency of excellence rarely seen in sports … or anywhere else.

Drawn from a series of deeply revealing conversations with coauthor Steve Jamison, The Score Takes Care of Itself offers Walsh’s best leadership principles illustrated by anecdotes from his entire career. Additional insights and perspective are provided by his son Craig Walsh. A sample of Bill’s wisdom:

Believe in people: No one will ever come back later and thank you for expecting too little of them.

Professionalism matters: There was no showboating allowed after touchdowns, no taunting of opponents, and no demonstrations to attract attention to oneself.

Keep a short enemies list: One enemy can do more damage than the good done by a hundred friends.

Leaders can’t escape criticism: Ignore the undeserved. Learn from the deserved. Lick your wounds. Move on. It may hurt, but sometimes you can’t have the last word.

This book will delight football fans and guide the vast business audience eager to learn how Bill Walsh motivated individuals and crafted winning teams.

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  • “A fascinating compendium of Walsh’s philosophy…Enlightening, informative, and engaging, this powerful book is a must-[listen] for executives and managers at every level.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joe Tynan | 8/18/2013

    " Please don't read this if there is ever a possibility that you and I will coach against each other. Read a Bobby Knight book instead. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Eric Head | 6/23/2013

    " If you love football and have an interest in what makes great leaders tick, this is a must read/listen. The audio book version has a good narrator. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stewart Brown | 3/21/2012

    " Very corporate but a great insight into a genius...also showed the negatives which was very important to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by William Fitzpatrick | 4/8/2011

    " A lumpy collection of insights and wisdom well worth reading. At times a chore to read, but also enjoyable in its honest unfinished blemishes. "

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About the Author
Author Bill Walsh

Bill Walsh (1931–2007) was head coach of the San Francisco 49ers from 1979 to 1989, with an overall record of 102 wins and 63 losses. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993 and died of leukemia at age seventy-five on July 30, 2007.