Book Summaries with Jeremy

The Education of a Coach by David Halberstam Summary: This book is a biography of Bill Belichick but told in a way that illustrates how Belichick became the coach he is today. His father has coached for his entire life, making a mark as a terrific scout and then lasting many years as an assistant … Continue reading Book Summaries with Jeremy

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Born to run: A hidden tribe, superathletes, and the greatest race the world has never seen by Christopher McDougall Summary: A writer has a foot injury and that starts a journey to learn more about distance running. In particular, there is a culture of Tarahumara Indians that are legendary for their epic runs, simple diet, … Continue reading Book Summaries with Jeremy

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Eleven Rings by Phil Jackson and Hugh Delehany  Summary: Phil’s basketball journey is addressed throughout the book. It starts with his playing days, covers his start as a coach, and of course the successes he had with the Bulls and the Lakers. The ending of the book is after the Lakers lost their playoff series … Continue reading Book Summaries with Jeremy

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Brain Rules by John Medina  Summary: There are 12 brain rules to help people in their daily functions. The book is presented 1 rule at a time, with corresponding research, anecdotal evidence and possible suggestions of how to implement the new information. 1) Survival, the brain evolved just as we did as a species. It … Continue reading Book Summaries with Jeremy

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  The Adventures of an IT Leader by Robert Austin; Richard Nolan; and Shannon O’Donnell Summary: This is a fiction book about Jim Barton who transitions from the head of loan operations to Chief Information Officer (CIO) even though he lacks any IT knowledge. He struggles to understand his new position and how IT differs … Continue reading Book Summaries with Jeremy

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Applied Minds: How Engineers Think by Guru Madhavan Summary: This book looks at numerous case studies of life events and discusses the engineering that led to them. Madhavan points out that engineers have the ability to have positive impacts in many areas of life. The reasoning is their minds work in a systematic fashion to … Continue reading Book Summaries with Jeremy