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You Can Observe a Lot by Watching : What I've Learned About Teamwork From the Yankees and Life
Author: Yogi Berra, Dave Kaplan
What does it take to be a real team player, especially in a society that glorifies selfishness and a corporate culture that often uses "team player" as a buzzword but rewards only the showboaters and prima donnas? Well, You Can Observe a Lot by Watching. In this happy and hilarious guide to teamwork, sportsmanship, and winning, Yogi Berra draws on the timeless wisdom handed down by example from ballplayers who came before him to inspire you to make the right choices and become not only a better team player - at sports, at work, and in life - but a better person. Filled with colorful stories from his life and career, not to mention the down-to-earth wit and insight that Yogi fans love, You Can Observe a Lot by Watching shows you how to make a bad team good and a good team great.
"Former New York Yankees great Yogi Berra offers one message in this book: Putting one’s team first is imperative for success. It’s comforting to know that Berra’s work is being read by his son, Dale, also a former Major Leaguer. His delivery is perfect for anything written by Yogi. Slightly rough around the edges though always clear, Dale Berra’s voice brings home the book's theme, which is punctuated by many pithy anecdotes. Listeners won't find too many "Yogi-isms" here but will enjoy the stories and examples, which cover several sports (though Yankees memories figure prominently). Yogi's conviction that there’s no “I” in “team” comes through loud and clear, thanks to dad's experience and son's narration."
M.B. © AudioFile Portland, Maine
Publisher: Oasis Audio
Publication Date: 20080701
Subject: SPO003020-SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / Essays & Writings,
About The Author:
Yogi Berra is one of baseball's greatest catchers, the Yankees' greatest players, and the game's greatest ambassadors.
Dave Kaplan, a former editor and reporter for the New York Daily News, is the director of the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center. He has cowritten Yogi's last three books.