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The Olympics Are Life’s Training Table

My third note on the Games of the XXX Olympiad follows, and I’ll send you my fourth and final note on this inspiring subject and ready metaphor next week. The branding strategy of the Olympic Committee hasn’t convinced anyone that … Continue reading

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“Curiosity” No Mundane Project but a Stellar Team Effort

With the landing of the Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars this week, perhaps we’ll find during the coming century that the first “Martian” to land on earth will be one of our neighbors, returning from the red planet … Continue reading

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Effort-Based Results – The Olympics, Your Company and Your IQ

Recently Ken Bain wrote a fascinating article based on his forthcoming book, What the Best College Students Do (August 27, 2012).  Dr. Bain explains that most people think of intelligence as a sum-total game, one in which each of us … Continue reading

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Boiling Down Olympic-Game Medals and Your Company’s Income Statement

The Olympics is about to start! It’s hard to believe that four years has passed since Michael Phelps won a record eight gold medals.  A lot of water has splashed out of the pool since that historic performance. But more … Continue reading

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Of Commemorative Plaques and Elevator Speeches

I was admitted to the practice of law on June 30, 1972. Yep, 40 years ago this month. Apparently I am not the only one who did the math, as in the last few weeks I have received three emails … Continue reading

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In Baseball as in Organizations, Players, not Tactics, Win Games

Recently I read a review article about a new book on baseball managers. The author was comparing several managers to answer the question: “Who is the better manager? Someone steeped in strategic acumen, the type of guy who constantly shuffles players … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II—A Practical Model of Good Leadership

“I find bowing to people who occasionally wear crowns rather odd. I’ll reserve my deference for achievement rather than bloodline.”                                                  –Robin Ince, English stand-up comedian, actor, and writer  That is one man’s opinion, and it certainly has value, but I … Continue reading

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