Although I’m not a big fan of rugby (growing up in Southern California immersed in baseball, soccer and basketball will do that), I AM a big fan of peak performance—on both an individual and team level.
And, the All Blacks are arguably THE greatest team ever so any book that unpacks their story and helps us understand how we can apply their wisdom to our lives has my attention.
Get this: According to , “They are the only international side with a winning record against every country they have played, and since their international debut in 1903 only five nations have defeated New Zealand in test matches. Since the introduction of the World Rugby Rankings in October 2003, New Zealand has held the number one ranking longer than all other teams combined.”
<— That’s crazy. Pure dominance.
is a journalist who was embedded with the All Blacks for five weeks in 2010. He revisited the team a few years later, interviewing key leaders within the organization and in every imaginable field—connecting the dots of what makes great leaders tick and how we can create a legacy.
For now, I’m excited to share a few of my favorite Big Ideas so let’s jump straight in!