The Score Takes Care of Itself; Book Review
The opening quote from Bill Walsh sets the tone for this book— “Running a football franchise is not unlike running any other business: You start first with a structural format and basic philosophy and then find the people who can implement it.” If you’re not familiar with the story, Bill Walsh took over the worst team in the NFL, the San Francisco 49ers, and built them into a powerhouse, winning three Super Bowls under his leadership.
This was not an ‘overnight success’ story; Bill Walsh talks about his many years of hard work under various mentors, his hours of preparation and strategy as he honed his skills in recognizing talent, focused on football. He is proud of his record with this organization, but more importantly, he’s proud of the number of coaches under his leadership who went on to successful careers as head coaches with other teams.
Teaching, teaching, and teaching were his focus. He had a high, strict standard for all aspects of the organization, not just the players, and he lived it with them. The book’s focus is football; the many business examples are excellent including the title! – CMW