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on 21 September 2017
Full of stories , analogies and learnings. If you ever wondered what can sports teach you for your professional life , this is a great book to read other than sports biographies. Simple narration stitched together makes it a breezy read. Highly recommend it.
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on 24 November 2017
Nice read, detailed and well written. good analogies given.
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on 2 February 2017
Amazing insight .. Applies at every phase of everyones life .. Harsha rocks :)
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on 1 November 2017
Getting it at a hundred and fifty bucks was a throwaway deal for a book like this.
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on 10 November 2017
Not that good from a management perspective. Its full of sport stories. Not upto mark
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on 27 November 2017
Osum thank you sir for such a wonderful book
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on 21 November 2017
Excellent book!
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on 25 August 2017
As I was reading this book through to completion, I felt that the name of the book could have been something like, ‘the defining steps of winning’ or ‘the different rungs in a winning ladder’. The authors take the reader step by step to the different aspects winning in each chapter. And the chapters are not like a data dump but examples from sports arena or a business venture coupled with the learning that needs to be taken.

After reading, I truly attest It is a valuable manual for a manager, a professional, or a sports person etc., who seek to excel, to win, to lead teams, to be successful and to repeat the process being successful. Also the book covers the defining qualities of a leader, the importance of being relevant in the dynamically changing work environment so as not to fade into oblivion, the importance of team building and how best it could be achieved. The importance of having goals and ways to achieve them and to quote from the authors on Goals, ‘Goals should be out of reach but never out of sight' and 'Breaking down goals into short term achievables allows you to cater to the immediate without losing focus on where you are headed'. This I see to be true as many GREAT ACHIEVERS have demonstrated it in their life.

Most importantly, the preference between Talent Vs Attitude has been dealt throughout the book, as might you have guessed, Attitude takes precedence over Talent. One of the example cited is the rebuilding of the Australian team under Border’s captaincy when cricketers were chosen based on their attitude rather than on their skill set.

Finally, even if someone feels some crucial step or rung are not covered in the book, which I don’t think it is, can truly benefit by implementing the ideas mentioned in the book. The authors have substantiated their comments with examples not only from cricket but from variety of other sports and at the same time from other business streams. Just as the authors mention at the very beginning of the book that ‘the formula for winning remains the same whether you a sportsman, a musician, a financial planner, a pharmaceutical salesman or a housewife’, this book is for everybody. Read it to Benefit from it. Well done Anita and Harsha Bhogle.
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on 30 October 2017
Book has way too many examples explaining the same thing, it adds to redundancy in approach used to explain the point, it could have easily ended few chapters less. Also among few examples from corporate world, examples are mostly limited to Australian Cricket team which is immensely glorified in this book (he focused only on the good parts of Aussie team and missed (skipped) out on mentioning the most lethal weapon of aussie cricket team i.e. 'Sledging', he just ignored this tactics of aussie team, something they use in every single game to win, to intimidate their opponents and rely on it heavily instead of just using their game skills). Book and its author fail to shed the light on cost and consequences when winning "By hook or by crook". The book has lot of redundancy. Book is barely a decent read because of its redundancy.

Wiki definition of Sledging
Sledging is a term used in cricket to describe the practice whereby some players seek to gain an advantage by insulting or verbally intimidating the opposing player.
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on 13 October 2017
A very disappointing book from Harsha. I have a great deal of respect for Harsha's abilities as a commentator as well as the articles that he writes in newspapers. His commentary and articles are always insightful and gives a different perspective.
However, the book was a disaster. It was too obvious, shallow and kept leaning back to easy cricketing analogies or comparisons.
One gets the feel that this was a hurried attempt (haven't read The Winning Way 1.0) and something that I didn't expect Harsha to deliver.
For a man who I hold in great regard for his ability to communicate this book was a disappointment to say the least !
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