GAINcast Episode 142: Book club

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes there are things words can express uniquely. A good book can teach you in a way that other methods simply can’t. On this episode of the GAINcast we look at a few of the books that truly helped shape us as coaches. In addition, we discuss which individuals we’d like to sit down and have a beer with.

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Notes and quotes

Below are a list of the books and people mentioned in this episode.

Books that influenced our careers
Individuals we’d like to meet
  • 22:00 – Richard Feynman
  • 23:00 – Mother Theresa and Pope Francis
  • 23:45 – Pep Guardiola
  • 24:15 – Gregg Popovich
  • 24:30 – Mihály Iglói
  • 25:15 – Chuck Coker
  • 27:30 – Doc Counsilman
  • 29:15 – St. Ignatious
  • 30:00 – Jerry Brown
  • 31:00 – Hec Edmundson and Bill Bowerman
  • 32:00 – Harold Connolly
  • 32:30 – Malcolm Gladwell
  • 33:30 – University mentors: Ronald Moore and Roland Hjorth and the value of staying put

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Further reading

The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic: