Bill Belichick: Below The Line
Jack Dorsey recommended “The Score Takes Care of Itself” as one of his top business books. I think Keith Rabois referred it to him. Even if you don’t like sports, it’s a fascinating read into how Bill Walsh transformed a dormant loser into a durable franchise.
I’m from Boston and am an insufferable Boston sports fan. So I put Bill Belichick in the same category as Bill Walsh. The fact that the New England Patriots have always been one of the top 5 professional football teams over the past 10 years in a salary cap era that discouraged such longevity is a pretty incredible managerial feat. As a sports fan, studying long-term, durable franchises like the Patriots or 49ers is as interesting as studying Amazon or Google.
From ESPN today, here’s how Bill Belichick talks about ‘below-the-line’ mistakes. He categorizes those as mistakes that you just can’t tolerate. They are different for each...
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