In Legacy, sports journalist James Kerr offers an insightful look at the astonishing success of the All Blacks—the New Zealand national rugby team who have won the World Cup three times. Drawing on interviews with players and coaches as well as years of firsthand observation, Kerr explores how the team’s culture of dedication and humility has created a winning dynasty Unlike any other in sport. As he shows, what makes the All Blacks unique is their commitment to being one unit both on and off the field; their insistence on hard work over individual glory; their disregard for Materialism ;and most importantly their acknowledgment that they are merely custodians of a larger legacy- passed down from generation to generation. Legacy is more than just a book about rugby- it is a testament to discipline, teamwork, leadership, and above all else integrity In an age where winning seems increasingly valued over character , this inspiring read provides readers with invaluable insight into what it takes to be truly successful.
For who is this book for ?
I would say Legacy is for anyone who wants to be successful. It does not matter what you are pursuing in life, if you want to achieve great things then this book will show you how the All Blacks have done just that.
- The author’s insights into the All Blacks team and their culture are fascinating
- The book is well written and easy to read
- It provides a unique perspective on success and what it takes to be truly successful
- The author’s rugby expertise may not be interesting to some readers
- The book could have been shorter
- Some readers might find the chapters on Maori culture and spirituality slow going
Learn more about the author
James Kerr is a sports journalist, broadcaster and author. He has worked for APN newspapers in New Zealand since 1995, winning awards for his writing on sport and travel. A long-time fan of the All Blacks, he was given unprecedented access to the team during their Rugby World Cup campaign in 2011 which resulted in this book. Legacy has been translated into ten languages and is now a New York Times bestseller.
“I couldn’t put this book down! Kerr’s writing is so rich with detail and emotion that I felt like I was right there on the field next to the players. A fantastic read for any sports fan.”
“Kerr has written a masterpiece on the All Blacks”
“An absolutely fantastic book about the All Blacks and their culture. Kerr does a brilliant job of exploring what makes them so successful, and provides some great insights into the values that guide them.”
“An insightful and fascinating look at one of the greatest sporting teams in history. Kerr’s passion for his subject shines through on every page, and the result is a book that is both informative and entertaining.”