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Moneyball meets The City Game in this compelling look at how the NBA champion Golden State Warriors embraced savvy business practices, next-gen science, and the corporate culture of Silicon Valley to not only produce one of the greatest basketball teams in history but also revolutionize the NBA.
Discover the definitive inside account of how the Warriors, under the leadership of venture capitalist Joe Lacob and Hollywood producer Peter Guber, quickly became one of the most remarkable success stories ever, both in sports and in business. In just five years, they turned a declining franchise with no immediate hope into one of the greatest teams in basketball, a period that included the rise of All-Star point guard Stephen Curry and two NBA championships in the past three years. By operating in "beta" - always innovating, unafraid to embrace change, encouraging risk - the Warriors have become a model organization for American professional sports, instituting the best workplace principles found inside the world's most successful corporations and instilling a top-down organizational ethos that allows their employees to thrive, from the front office to the free-throw line.
With in-depth access and meticulous reporting on and off the court, acclaimed journalist Erik Malinowski recounts a gripping tale of worlds colliding, a team's reinvention, ordinary people being pushed to extraordinary heights, and the Golden State Warriors' unending quest to remain the best.
©2017 Erik Malinowski (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Chad on 10-13-17

If you watch...

If you watch basketball and keep up with the NBA, this can be a tough listen. There was an underwhelming amount of insight into the specifics of how analytics or the Silicon Valley mindset enacting change in the organization. What I was truly excited for though was more on how Steve Kerr created his offense or motivated his team; of which there was also very little.

By far the most maddening is the absolute butchering of well-known NBA player names. Stephen Curry, a huge part of this book, doesn't have his name said correctly once...

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4 out of 5 stars
By Chris Hartig on 10-05-17

Comprehensive account sullied by poor narration

I wish I had just bought a physical copy of the book. The narrator mispronounced the names of some of the most noteworthy players in the league. Very distracting.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 02-10-18

An fascinating look into building a great team

Although this was not what I expected. I expected more of a look into the practices that made the team great. It was a fascinating story.

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2 out of 5 stars
By ryan pomroy on 02-05-18

Misleading title

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend only to Warriors fans and those new to basketball

What three words best describe George Newbern’s performance?

mispronounced player names along the entire book. Very distracting.

Any additional comments?

totally misleading title. Its a play by play of their rise from bottom to top dog. Based on the title however, I was expecting them to really get into statistics and/or advanced technology for sports training. Mentions tech or related companies but never goes more than surface level if that.

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