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Business as a Sport

Business as the Ultimate Sport

After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts. - Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975) Greek shipping tycoonEach of us, if we would grow, must be committed to excellence and to victory, even though we know complete victory cannot be obtained, it must be ...

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Business as a Sport

Keeping Score

There ought to be some other means of reckoning quality in this the best and loveliest of games; the scoreboard is an ass. - Sir Neville Cardus (1889-1975) English Journalist and Writer, commenting on cricket.Turner believed the rich were "destroying the country" because "these new super-rich ...

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Business as a Sport

Creating Value

There is something not quite right about America. Every aspect of life and culture in America is driven by business. Whether it's Hollywood, or electing the president, or being a writer or sportsman, it's all about money. People say: "Wow!" He earned $300 million last year. That makes him the ...

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Business as a Sport


Like many entrepreneurs who felt driven to grow their companies, he suffered from a major disability, namely, his own blindness to what he had accomplished. He was haunted by a sense of inadequacy, of not measuring up. He would compare himself with the most famous entrepreneurs in the world and ...

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The Virtue of Resilience

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. - Michael Jordan, American Basketball SuperstarWhen it comes to ...

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Business as a Sport


What ought one to say then as each hardship comes? I was practicing for this, I was training for this. -Epictetus (55-135 AD) Greek PhilosopherNobody wants to hear that you've got guys out injured. People just expect you to put a product out on the field. And that's my job, to get that product ...

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Business as a Sport


NFL coaches always have preferred, it seems, to steal a successful tactic from a colleague rather than come up with a new one on their own. - Washington Post article about the new fad of calling timeouts before field goalsI did not do a company to make money. I made shoes and it became a ...

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Business as a Sport

Traits for Success

A good way to move up in the corporate world, according to a recent report in the journal of Applied Psychology, is to favor "ingratiation" over "self-promotion" during job interviews. In short, kiss up (by, say, agreeing with a supervisor's opinion even if you don't wholeheartedly agree with ...

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Business as a Sport

Big Business Vs Entrepreneurs: Small business Failure Rates

Just how hard is it establish a new business, and compete with businesses that dominate an industry? Let’s look at American style football. The NFL, the National Football League, is America’s dominant sports franchise, first established in 1920. In 2006, the NFL had total revenue of over $6 ...

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