Finding the Winning Edge by Bill Walsh with Brian Billick & James A. Peterson. Sports Publishing Inc. (1998). ISBN-10:1571671722. 7 1/4" x 10 1/4" 550 page Hardcover with dust jacket. Signed "Bill Walsh" on the first blank page. DUST JACKET: Maybe light edge wear. A light bump to the top of the front joint. Two pin-point sized abrasions on the back panel. Otherwise, no unusual folds or creases. No tears. No clips. No missing pieces. Not price-clipped. BOOK: Bright gilt lettering on spine. Book was gifted in ink from 'Dad' in 1997. Maybe light bumping to bottom of cover edge. Otherwise, no previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. IE15a
"The Catch. The Drive. The West Coast Offence. Three Super Bowl Championships.
Success like this doesn't just happen. It is the result of years of innovative planning, dedicated preparation, and flawless execution.
In Finding the Winning Edge, NFL coaching legend Bill Walsh, the architect of these successes, provides a first-ever look at the transformation of the San Francisco 49ers from a team in utter disarray to an organization renowned for its professionalism and tradition of excellence. Whether you are an experienced coach or an interested fan, Finding the Winning Edge will provide you with an insider's view of establishing and mastering the process for achieving success.
During his tenure as the 49ers' head coach and top administrator, Walsh turned planning and preparation into an art form. No detail was too unimportant. No situation was too obscure. No circumstance was too immaterial. No effort was too much.
Finding the Winning Edge offers Walsh's unique blueprint for developing a successful program, including hiring and developing a qualified staff, evaluating and acquiring talented players, designing a winning game plan, preparing and focusing the team..." the blurb on the front flap.
"Looking through this book, it is certain to have business applications as well as sports - probably none of which I have applied in my own situation." - Jon Wobber, bookseller