My best friend’s wife did her MBA at Dalhousie University. In fact, that’s where I met her and eventually introduced her to my best friend, who she eventually married and stole away to Ottawa… but I’m not bitter. Anyways, last year I decided to read The Complete MBA for Dummies. I made a little game out of telling her that I was completing my MBA and then telling her that I was doing so using a “for dummies” book. She thought that I was being serious and that I thought that I was, in fact, earning my MBA (which I clearly did not). Now, why did I read The Complete MBA for Dummies? Because why not?
They say that you can’t judge a book by it’s cover. And they’re probably right, unless you’re talking about a book, in which case people usually judge a book by it’s cover and they’re usually right. What they really mean is that you shouldn’t judge something without knowing everything about it. That’s the case with Sacred Hoops. The book is written by Phil Jackson, known worldwide as one of the greatest basketball coaches of all times, leading the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers to 11 World Championships and winning another 2 as a coach in the 1970’s with the New York Knicks. This means that even if he uses his thumbs he still has 3 extra rings that he can’t wear. But this book has, at its core, nothing to do with basketball.