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You win some and you lose some, we all know that. But sometimes a loss feels different. Worse. While watching an Ohio State Buckeyes game recently, the announcer talked about an interview he did with the Buckeyes coach, Urban Meyer, in which Meyer opened up about...

Nobody likes a big talker in basketball. Maybe they actually live their talk and play well—maybe they’re just big words. But either way, the bragging and self-praise grate on people’s nerves and drain the energy of fans and teammates alike. The best players let their skills...

and how it impacts your business Watch an NFL game. You won’t see a collection of individual players each hoping to score a touchdown—instead, each teammate has his own role. All of them share a common objective and they all win or lose together. When a...

You can imagine my excitement when the entrepreneur, Gary Vaynerchuk used a sports metaphor in his book, “#AskGaryVee." It’s on page 7. He said be a good halftime coach: make adjustments. Oh, that was music to my ears. It’s good advice, too. You can ask Scott, in my office,...

And what you can learn about blocking out the noise for your business   As I was working out one morning, I caught a segment of Good Morning Football. In this clip, Peter Schrager talks about how the Buffalo Bills were able to block out the noise and...

Here is another in our series on tools you can use to improve your efficiency at work. So far, we’ve covered Feedly and Scannable. This tool lets you smoothly connect your Gmail account to LinkedIn. Do you have a Gmail account? It’s simply Google’s version of email....

At the end of the 2016 NBA Regular Season, I was driving to an appointment while listening to NBA Radio on SiriusXM. Expecting to hear a conversation about the upcoming playoffs, I instead heard an interview with former Wake Forest Basketball Coach, Dave Odom. Odom...

On this site we use sports to create metaphors for business. Maybe that sounds a little strange, since the two don’t normally go together. If you’re not a sports fan yourself, you might even be wondering why sports? What’s so special about these games that...

It was 2004. I was the new guy at my company, trying to build up my reputation. I had to spend most of my time getting out and just meeting new prospects: financial advisors, property and casualty agencies, and life insurance agents. Once I met...

Have you watched the Houston Cougars college football team this season? Earlier in the year, going up against the 3rd-ranked Oklahoma Sooners, Houston wasn’t expected to win. They beat expectations and they beat the Sooners, 33-23. They followed up with an impressive string of wins,...