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Legacy

Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (289 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The All Blacks are the world's most successful sporting outfit, undefeated in over 75% of their international matches over the last 100 years. What is the secret of their success? And what can we - as individuals, companies and teams - learn from them? The All Blacks are the world's most successful sporting outfit, undefeated in over 75% of their international matches over the last 100 years.

In other arenas, there have been commanding sides that swept all before them, like the West Indies cricket team of the 1980s with their fearsome battery of fast bowlers, or the Hungarian football team who introduced a sophisticated new passing game and famously thrashed England 7-1 in Budapest in 1954. But what makes the All-Blacks different is their supremacy for decade after decade - their sheer consistency, longevity and sustained dominance.

So, what is the secret of their success? And what can we - as individuals, companies and teams - learn from them? Whatever field we are in, how can we play like All Blacks? In Legacy, best-selling author James Kerr is embedded deep into the heart of the All Blacks' set-up to reveal 15 powerful and pragmatic lessons in leadership. Revealing proven secrets of sustained success, Legacy is a unique, inspiring handbook for leaders in all fields, and asks: How do you turn vision into action? How do you achieve world-class standards, day after day, week after week, year after year? How do you handle pressure, expectation and setbacks? How do you train to win at the highest level? What is your purpose?What will be your legacy?

©2013 James Kerr (P)2013 Audible Ltd

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narrator.

good book but narrator could have been a kiwi who could pronounce maori. someone like an all black or even an actor. Temuera or taika comes to mind

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Great topic!

The content of this book is outstanding, and great look into the mindset and standards of the AB’s.
A real shame about the Maori pronounciation! It would be beneficial to redo those segements, because you have butchered our indigenous language, which is disrespectful and also not consistent with the books message.

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Brilliant

This book is filled with amazing principles which can be used in every aspect of life, business and relationships. I coach schoolboy rugby and found it has helped me enormously, and as a result is has helped the players. I'd recommend this book to anyone.

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Thoroughly enjoyed

Fascinating insight to one of the greatest team cultures in the world. Highly recommended for sports coaches or those looking to self improve.

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Outstanding!

this is an amazing book. a great summary of huge amounts of information. if you are trying to improve yourself or a group read this and use the information. this book should be part of school curriculum.

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Great book

Really enjoyed the content of this book, however...
I feel the narrator should have been taught Maori pronunciation to make it easier to listen to

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Humilty, excellence, respect

Fantastic leadership book told through the story of the all blacks rebuilding.

Despite other comments about the narrator I found his narration powerful and profound.

Very relateable and inspiring - more than any textbook or manual.

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Insightful

Great read. So many insightful nuggets to take away and implement in your own life no matter whether your in leadership or not there are some lessons for each of us.

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A great read.

Legacy, is a great read with many lessons to be learnt about leadership and culture.

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Nice Story

But got a little lost on the take away. Not sure on how to apply

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-06-2019

wonderful

This is a great book whether you own your own business or you're just trying to self improve. I will listen to this book over and over again so I can grasp all the concepts.

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  • Thomas C Hammock
  • 22-06-2019

Perfect!

Couldn’t tell you how many time I’ve listened to this book. Every time, I learn something new and cement my beliefs into the way this book presents how to be a good leader. Starting by, “Sweeping the Sheds.”

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  • Jevon Bowman
  • 15-04-2019

Amazing

This a great book about one of the greats. A great read for anyone, leaves you better than when you started!

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  • Dennis
  • 14-02-2019

What is Team Culture

Excellent story on how the All Blacks continue to create a great team culture. This book address many themes all contributing to the ultimate goal of continuous improvement.

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  • Tyler Quinn
  • 08-02-2019

Leadership for all

This is a fantastic book because it is so simple and well organized. It is NOT a “how to” book although the author uses many examples from multiple disciplines. It is NOT a book about the NZ All Blacks, but rather a book about leadership based on the model of the All Blacks.

Narration was okay. He didn’t need to do the different voices for quotes. It became awkward and distracting at times.

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  • Mark
  • 24-01-2019

The Best Listened To Book To Date

Captured so many obvious but often overlooked organizational concepts and revealed them in such simplicity

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  • Tim
  • 14-01-2019

Silence first, listen second

77 titles in my library and this is the first time I've actually written a review..

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-01-2019

Fantastic

If you don’t know anything about Kaizen, this book will blow your mind! If you know Kaizen, it will still be an amazing refresher!

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  • Tiffany S.
  • 28-12-2018

solid.

Great information if unapplied. But apply it to your life and this will change everything for you and those around you.

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  • William J Waite
  • 03-12-2018

Recommended by a respected man

This book was required reading by the High 5 Adventure Learning Center, huge thought provoking book on organizational culture.

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  • Mr
  • 26-06-2015

Interesting book but.......

What was one of the most memorable moments of Legacy?

The concept of the book is great and there are clearly some useful thought provoking elements to the book. Enjoyable to listen to

Which character – as performed by Saul Reichlin – was your favourite?

The various attempts to imitate accents were irritating and the New Zealand accent was not great, more grating. Easy enough performer to listen to but it didn't need the poor accent interpretations at all

Any additional comments?

The factual errors in the book in the end were annoying. Everyone but the author knows the 2011 World Cup final score was 8 - 7 not 9 - 8. The All Blacks lost to France in the 1999 World Cup, not the 1997. Bryan Williams first played for the All Blacks in 1970 not 1976. The problem with these types of factual errors is that it is difficult to believe that everything else represented as fact attributed to other people may or may not be completely accurate

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  • Mr. M. Hickman
  • 10-05-2017

Lessons in life

Leadership books are plentiful, and generally speaking they say similar things. However I feel that the key is finding one that speaks in terms you can relate to. While I'm not a world class All Blacks rugby player I'm a fan of rugby and this was a book that spoke to me on a level and with example I could relate to. This was the book for me.

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  • Robert
  • 19-03-2017

A highly addictive read.

The All Blacks are an awesome team, institution and legacy. This is a story about one of the greatest legacies in sport. It blends a historical, anthropological and business-orientated study of the New Zealand Rugby Union team in a succinct, energetic and compelling fashion. A must read for rugby fans, learning and development enthusiasts and leaders.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-02-2017

Good mix of rugby anecdotes and leadership advice.

I listened to this as the book was recommended in a 'top reads' article for management and leadership advice. Being a rugby fan, it seemed like a great blend of content and advice.

The content is generally really good. The All-Black ethos and underlying Maori influence is sustained throughout and used as a launching point for wider leadership points. The book tries to maintain both perspectives and does so well, though some of the links seem a touch tenuous at points, the connections a little spurious. There are some great pieces of advice though.

The reading is very good, with intonation and characterisation. It perhaps lacks a little passion in places, but I was really entertained by the reading.

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  • Alyson
  • 10-11-2016

Inspiring!

Brilliant narration, delves into your very being. You'll go forward a better person after this.

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  • Dorothy Allan
  • 30-05-2019

Fascinating read

I enjoyed this book very much and all the way through I kept telling myself that I should be writting things down to remember.
A month later and I don't think that I remember any of the interesting tips that the book holds. Maybe I need to read it again.

It is a fascinating story with lots of little tips for life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-05-2019

brilliant read

loved it, the rugby analogy with everyday business activitites from the bottom to the top of a company was brilliant

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  • Luis
  • 26-04-2019

Must read in leaderahip

By far one of the best books in leadership I have read!

How this team has built their 'legacy' from nowhere and become in one of the best performing sport team in the world, is just astonishing.

Not only business leaders could learn from this book, but as well family members.

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  • RB
  • 14-04-2019

Great book, appalling narration

An interesting and insightful book, made almost unlistenable by the narrator's insistence in attempting to mimic the accents of those being quoted. Terrible, butchered New Zealand, Australian, British and American accents, and a portrayal of Muhammad Ali so insulting it may yet cause the great man himself to reanimate from the dead and hunt down the miscreant. I almost stopped listening, which would have been a great shame. Audible, please exercise more discretion.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-04-2019

An incredible story

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. It hooked my from the start and was an addictive listen. I vaguely recollected that Shackleton and some of his men had made a long journey in an open boat followibg ship wreck, and had then crossed glacial terrain without suitable equipment, and thought that it must have been a challenge. Listening to this book really opened my eyes to how grim in the extreme their overall experience must have been both physically and mentally. Demonstrating 'grit' and 'determination' are easily talked about in everyday life - this story gives some perspective.