“My goals are qualitative rather than quantitative. I never aim for a particular number of games to win, but rather for a team that is as good as it can be and guys who are an asset to the community and good role models. … I measure our teams by how we performed compared to our potential—that’s really the only reasonable measurement to use.” Tony Dungy
Retired Indiana Colts head coach Tony Dungy and co-author Nathan Whitaker’s sophomore book collaboration has created a congruent and well-crafted book, Uncommon: Finding Your Path To Significance. I expect Uncommon will become as big a hit as their last book, Quiet Strength (2007), and I am pleased to say this book, unlike the latter, which I blasted in an Amazon.com review (see my 2/5/09 post “Tony Dungy’s Got a Brand New Book”) , will deserve whatever praise it receives. It takes a relaxed yet clear approach, uses strong supporting anecdotes and Bible verses, and keeps a clear focus on its goal: to convince boys and men to strive to become upstanding husbands, fathers, athletes, employers, employees, citizens, to become uncommon.
Who will like this book? Fans of the Indiana Colts, Tony Dungy, and/or football, of course, plus men and women who want guidance from a man who “lives” his Christian convictions and is determined to share these convictions to better the world. It’s an easy, but not patronizing, read.