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The Charlotte Knights are not a major-league team. They lack the deep resources, the top-notch roster, and the national media coverage of, say, the Chicago White Sox (the major-league team the Knights are affiliated with). But they do play great baseball. And if you live...

The past five years has seen a staggering number of articles, vlogs, podcasts, books and stories published related to productivity. Searches on Google, within Facebook, or on any other social media platform will return seemingly endless results. Some of it is great, some of it not so great, though most of it has advice that at least...

The Charlotte Hornets of the NBA have been stuck in mediocre purgatory for the last few years. They have been on the brink of the playoffs, but never quite over the edge. The team is not bad enough to get a top-three draft pick, but not good enough to compete for a championship, either. It’s a...

This Is the Golf Way  You and three of your friends tee off on the first hole. It’s a beautiful Sunday morning. You don’t get to play with these guys often, but today you get to spent four hours or so together on this incredible course.   The first three golfers all hit...

The New York Giants are going to have to think carefully about Odell Beckham Jr.  On the one hand, based on the quality of his performance, Beckham is one of the most underpaid players in football. That’s because, while his compensation is fine for a rookie, he doesn’t play...

As the MLB All Star Game came and went, fans were busy choosing players to appear in the game. Being named an all- star is a great honor, of course, and there are a lot of players who clearly deserve it.  But sometimes the guy who gets the nod...

In today’s world, everybody wants everything now--fast food, fast money, and fast accomplishment. However, that’s not always the way it works. The Chicago Cubs, for example, are best known for going 108 years without a championship.   And then they finally won.  In 2011, the team started one of the most successful rebuilds in the history of sports. First,...

Last year, we explored the idea that talent for your business matters, that while raw talent alone is not enough to ensure victory, it’s hard to get very far without it. The Cleveland Cavaliers demonstrated that principle very well last year.  This year, the Golden State Warriors helped us...

By no means is my business a finished product. Like most other companies, mine is a work in progress and probably always will be. And every day I wake up excited to work on the build.   The business world is something of a roller coaster, with wins and...

I follow a lot of incredible thought leaders, from Seth Godin to Gary Vaynerchuk to Lewis Howes (and the list goes on from there). I keep tabs on a lot of interesting companies in fields from marketing to tech to sports to insurance. Then there are products and brands I like to be kept in...