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Betaball

How Silicon Valley and Science Built One of the Greatest Basketball Teams in History
Lu par : George Newbern
Durée : 10 h et 50 min
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Description

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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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Chad
  • 13/10/2017

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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  • Chris Hartig
  • 05/10/2017

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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  • Global
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  • C. Lau
  • 02/01/2019

Great story, insights

Marred only by half the names being mispronounced. George Newbern mispronounces the same words differently at times. It’s distracting, but the story is too good to quit.

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  • Julia
  • 19/12/2018

fun story, bad reading

Seems like it should be really important to know how to pronounce everyone's name. The narrator made an embarrassing number of mispronunciations.

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  • Chris
  • 18/10/2018

Laughable Name Pronunciation, Wanted More Analytics

Name pronunciation was laughable.. you’d think if you were reciting a book on basketball you would research a little. I wish the story was more about the technology and analytics aspects but it was 90% a Warrior’s history book. Well written though.

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  • Adam Barzel
  • 24/06/2018

basically a Wikipedia entry

blow by blow history of the Warriors, no storyline, seemingly no access to the inside story. it's incredibly boring, if you have any familiarity with the NBA or the Warriors. I'm struggling to understand the intended audience for the book

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08/03/2018

like the team: book is fun fast & not too serious

the narrator mispronounced dozens of player names. the book itself is entertaining but it's a bit of a stretch to draw the comparisons to Moneyball. the Warriors drafted well and then based on their recent success were in position to sign Kevin Durant. it's not sabermetrics it's just good team-building like the Celtics the Bulls the Lakers the Spurs and many other NBA power teams.

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  • pure the illest
  • 25/02/2018

Fun read!

Would you consider the audio edition of Betaball to be better than the print version?

N/A

Who was your favorite character and why?

The author.

Have you listened to any of George Newbern’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Loved it.

Any additional comments?

A really fun book to read if you like basketball and/or the Warriors.

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  • Patrick
  • 05/02/2018

Big potential for a topic, but disappointing book.

I thought coming in this would be an in depth look at how Golden State used tech and advanced analytics to get an edge but the result seemed to be more a summary of what I could have read in any Bay Area newspaper over the last few years. Too bad.

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  • Mate Bahnegyi
  • 31/01/2018

Pronunciation

Reader is clearly not a basketball fan, players’ names were often mispronounced. Otherwise not bad.