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Publisher's Summary

Total Competition is the most compelling, comprehensive and revealing insight into what it takes to get to the top in Formula One that has ever been published.
Across four decades, Ross Brawn was one of the most innovative and successful technical directors and then team principals in Formula One. Leading Benetton, Ferrari, Honda, Brawn and Mercedes, he worked with drivers such as Michael Schumacher, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton to make them world champions. In 2017, he was appointed F1's managing director, motor sports, by the sport's new owners, Liberty Media. Now, in this fascinating book written with Adam Parr (who was CEO and then chairman of Williams for five years), he looks back over his career and methods to assess how he did it and where occasionally he got things wrong.
Total Competition is a definitive portrait of modern motorsport. In the book, Brawn and Parr explore the unique pressures of Formula One, their battles with Bernie Ecclestone and the cut-throat world they inhabited, where coming second is never good enough. This book will appeal not only to the millions of Formula One fans who want to understand how Brawn operates; it will also provide many lessons in how to achieve your own business goals.
©2016 Ross Brawn, Adam Parr (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio UK
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4 out of 5 stars
By Marsha on 08-20-17

great insight

Was a great listen for those interested in F1 beyond the glam. Technical insight and strategic philosophy make it worth the time.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Josh C. on 01-12-18

Incredible

awesome insight into the technical aspects of F1, great read for anyone interested in the sport

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By Mr Richard J Baker on 12-13-17

Are You Ambitious? This is MUST READ

Clearly both individuals are educated, shrewd, highly successful, wealthy and well connected. What could they possibly have in common with every day working people striving to reach for better than just paying bills?

Well, their willingness to show their weaknesses, how they feel and responded to challenges are just like so many every day people I have observed over many years.

Once you feel this connection it’s liberating to listen to their strategies to resolve challenges. More significantly their processes to think ahead, foresee the problems and engineer them out. Then, engineer in wins in each step of the process of getting a winning end result. Races are largely won before each race day..

Their style of talking encourages you to adopt these winning strategies. Something I am now doing. Thank You to both authors.

Richard Baker

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 08-18-17

Compelling

Excellent insight into Ross & his approach not just to F1 but in general, thoroughly enjoyable listen & a must listen for anyone in a leadership role

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4 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 07-03-18

Bit basic, but well read and has some good insight

Give yourself time to get used to Ross not sounding like Ross. The strategy insights seem a bit forced at times. But for F1 fans, it's still an interesting insight into (mostly) Ferrari, Honda and Mercedes

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By Amazon Customer on 03-08-18

An in-depth look at a successful businessman.

As a long term f1 follower I found the approach topic fascinating. RB’s insight and candid discussion was interesting given his success and AP’s interview style and insightful questions and observations created depth. Thanks

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