Harri Mannonen

is creating book Complex Game Made Simple and other stuff on basketball.

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Reader

$8
per month
  • Read the most recent draft of the book as I'm writing Complex Game Made Simple. How to Better Understand Basketball.
  • I'll publish new several new pages weekly.
  • Also read my monthly blogs before I post them on harrimannonen.com.
  • Receive a monthly newsletter for patrons.
  • Complex Game Made Simple is available in English and in Finnish.
  • All other written material is in English only.
  • The Finnish title of the book is Yhteinen peli. Näin opit ymmärtämään koripalloa paremmin.
  • Early access to my blog posts on harrimannonen.com.
  • Monthly Patron newsletter
  • Exclusive access to current work-in-progress edition of Complex Game Made Simple. How to Better Understand Basketball. Available in English and in Finnish.

Absorber

$19.50
per month
  • Get everything that's available in the previous tier Reader.
  • As first-time Absorber, get personalised PDF edition of my e-book Complex Basketball Coaching (2019).
  • Absorb into to a wide variety of my other writings (job applications, blog entries, my Master's thesis and so on).
  • Best suited for coaches and other aficionados.
  • Access to e-book Complex Basketball Coaching.
  • Early access to my blog posts on harrimannonen.com.
  • Exclusive access to a wide variety of my writings on basketball.
  • Monthly Patron newsletter
  • Exclusive access to current work-in-progress edition of Complex Game Made Simple. How to Better Understand Basketball. Available in English and in Finnish.

Discussant

$115.50
per month
  • Get everything that's available in the previous tier Absorber.
  • Additionally, make a 60-minute video call with me once a month.
  • We'll discuss basketball topics of your choice.
  • If you wish to discuss something that calls for specific preparation on my part – for example watching a game – please see the next tier Mentoree.
  • Access to e-book Complex Basketball Coaching.
  • Monthly 60-minute 1:1 call on a topic of your choice.
  • Exclusive access to a wide variety of my writings on basketball.
  • Early access to my blog posts on harrimannonen.com.
  • Monthly Patron newsletter
  • Exclusive access to current work-in-progress edition of Complex Game Made Simple. How to Better Understand Basketball. Available in English and in Finnish.

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About Harri Mannonen

“In the decade plus that I have known Harri, very few people have challenged my views about basketball in ways that helped me evolve my coaching practices as much as Harri."

Says Brian McCormick, PhD, head coach Tartu Ulikooli U18 and U16, founder Playmakers League.

"Throughout these years Harri has been able to stay ahead of the curve, always combining theory with new practical applications. Our discussions have proved to be an invaluable resource for my professional growth. If you’re serious about understanding and coaching the game at a high level, then you should not pass up on this opportunity.”

Says Tuomas Iisalo, head coach Telekom Baskets Bonn, BBL.

Now I'm inviting you all to be Patrons on this Patreon page.

Everything done here revolves around this one question:

How can we better understand what happens in basketball?

This question is also the starting point of the book Complex Game Made Simple. I'll be writing and publishing the book with you reading and discussing. That process is the motor that keeps this Patreon page running.

Basketball is a complex game. In Complex Game Made Simple, we don't suppress this complexity. Rather, through thorough discussion, we celebrate it and make it comprehensible.

Complex Game Made Simple is a popular book, accessible to anyone interested in the game. Our goal is to make basketball more rewarding for all of us involved – fans, players, their close ones, journalists, voluntary referees and coaches and so on.

Yet Complex Game Made Simple is also a book for basketball professionals. We often hold underlying assumptions about the game that we take for granted and consider self-evident. So much so that we don't even explicitly realise we hold those assumptions. Yet they may not be valid but merely customary.

It's about time we critically assess these assumptions in the light of complex systems thinking.

As mathematician John Horton said: "I personally can only understand things after I’ve thought about them for ages and made them very, very simple."

Please read the open-access prologue of Complex Game Made Simple and you'll have a better idea of what lies ahead.

There are four different tiers to choose from.

Readers can read Complex Game Made Simple as I'm writing it. Absorbers additionally have access to a wide variety of my other texts. Discussants can talk basketball 1-on-1 with me monthly. And if you want to mentored by me, become one of the Mentorees.
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