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John R. Wooden Awards announced


A week ago today, the John R. Wooden Award was given to the best college basketball players of the year. Back in 2001, Coach Wooden (the namesake of the award and former UCLA basketball coach) gave a touching TEDTalk which proved why he is so revered and respected in the basketball and academic communities. The []

How John Wooden changed my life: Exclusive interview with Steve Jamison


Steve Jamison has co-authored five books with John Wooden, produced a documentary about him, and is consultant to his leadership program at UCLA. All this came about after one fateful meeting, for an innocuous interview. Coach Wooden has influenced the lives of many, and he discusses his inspirational philosophy on personal success in today’s heartwarming []

The real difference between success and winning: Coach John Wooden on TED.com


With profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves. In this inspiring talk from TED2001, he shares the advice he gave his players at UCLA, quotes poetry and remembers his father’s wisdom. (Recorded at TED2001, February 2001, in Monterey, California. Duration: 17:36.) Watch Coach John Wooden’s []