Episode 1: Bill Belichick

Overview

Cutting at the right time is more important than being fast.

Coach Belichick is a man of few words – and very few interviews. Actually, this may be his first podcast ever. He runs the New England Patriots like a lean startup. Belichick is at the top of an org chart that employs the fewest number of staffers of any NFL team, he invests in players' that fit their winning culture, and focuses team efforts on compartmentalizing tasks – or how he famously puts it: "Do Your Job."

Belichick talks about why Lawrence Taylor was the best football player he’s ever seen. And when it’s all said and done, I think Belichick very well may be considered the best coach of all-time.

Bill Belichick

Bill Belichick

New England Patriots Head Coach

Show Notes

2:00 Being a NFL coach
4:05 Achieving a Lean Staff
6:25 The culture of meetings
11:35 Defining work ethic
18:15 Does IQ make you a great athlete?
21:15 Why Lawrence Taylor is such a special player
25:10 Creating an infrastructure around your talent
29:00 Why timing is critical for success
32:05 Personal growth and being comfortable in your own skin
35:45 Turning failure into opportunity
38:30 Maximizing productivity and finding inspiration
42:10 Priorities and goals

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