Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Ox is Slow but the Earth is Patient (Mick Malthouse & David Buttifant)

The Ox is Slow but the Earth is Patient
Mick Malthouse & David Buttifant

Blurb: Mick Malthouse was appointed as coach at the Collingwood Football Club at the beginning of 2000. By the end of that year David Buttifant had joined him as head of conditioning. In the following decade this duo shared in each other's achievements, including football's ultimate prize, and supported one another through tragedy and other life-changing events.

This uniquely talented team reveal the secrets of preparing football sides - and athletes in general - for success. Boys become men and profound life lessons are taught that transcend the sport world. Mick and David chronicle the defining moments in their professional and personal lives, the discoveries made in those moments and the lesson learnt. Here they pass these lessons on to you.

Throughout the book, Mick and David's profound insights are complemented by scores of others: players, coaches, philosophers, politicians and poets - past and present - who bare their souls as they strive not just for improves performance, but that mysterious spiritual quality that transforms a collection of good individuals into a champion team.

The Ox is Slow but the Earth is Patient is not just another sport book. If you have an open mind and heart and you're interested in success, or in simply improving yourself in any endeavour at all, this inspirational book will change you forever.

ISBN: 9781742378053 (Hardback)
Year: 2011
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Pages: 287 (Non-Fiction)


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