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The Los Angeles Clippers: Why You Need to Adapt to the Business World

The NBA offseason is here and this is a great time to analyze the direction for many NBA teams and of course tie it into helping your business. Let’s begin with the Los Angeles Clippers–a team filled with talent. They have made the playoffs six years straight. However, they’ve never won the title—in fact, they have

Leadership Thought: How Can the New York Mets Turn Their Season Around?

And How You Can Apply it to Your Business The New York Mets have not been World Series Champions since 1986. So far, this year doesn’t look good either, though the team has one of the best pitching staffs in baseball and a great hitting core. In fact, the Mets were slated as one of

If ESPN Can Fail, So Can Any Business

As many of you know, ESPN has been in the news recently for laying off around 100 people, including big names, like Ed Werner, Jayson Stark, Marc Stein, and Trent Dilfer. So why has ESPN resorted to laying staff off? What could have possibly gone wrong? Is twenty four hour sports network not what it

Don’t Manufacture Off-Days: A Cleveland Cavaliers Story

I believe that leading by example is a great form of leadership, in business or otherwise. When the leaders give it their all, it’s inspiring. When they don’t, it has a negative effect on the team as a whole. That’s another part of why I was concerned by the Cleveland Cavaliers apparently trying to coast

Excitement Drives Success

Getting Pumped Up for a Big Game Enter any locker room just before game time and you will find players getting themselves ready—from pre-game music, to jumping up and down to yelling and screaming to coaches giving motivational speeches (here are 3 of examples from the movies Any Given Sunday, Miracle, Friday Night Lights). Whether it

Why the Carolina Panthers Need a Succession Plan

Wes Connor Insurance is a leading Property and Casualty Agency in Charlotte, NC. Thanks to their love of sports, entrepreneurialism and insurance, they have sponsored this article. You can find the office of Wes Connor Insurance on Providence Road in South Charlotte near the new developments of Waverly Place and Rea Farms. If you are looking

Paying Attention to Process, But Not Context: The Cleveland Cavaliers

The other week, we posted an article about how the Cleveland Cavaliers aren’t respecting the process of the regular season of the NBA. That’s one way to look at it. Another possibility is that the Cavaliers are thinking very carefully about the process—it’s the big picture they’ve lost sight of. Look, I’m a fan of

How Business is Like a Major League Baseball Season

It’s opening day in baseball. The grass is freshly cut, the smell of hot dogs is in the air, and everyone in the stands is excited about their team’s chances this season. But the playoffs are a long way away—the season is 162 games! If you exhaust yourself early, you’ll never make it, but if

The Importance of Rookies in Business: Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott

Everybody gets to be a rookie at some point. Maybe you’re just out of college. Maybe you’re switching careers from management to sales, or starting your own company. Beginning something new is always a risk—not all rookies succeed. But some do very well.   Ezekiel Elliott was chosen fourth overall in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Create a Blog that Ties Into Your Business

Insider: It’s Why exists   Have you ever thought about creating a blog based around your passion and then tying it into your business. For example, within KazSource we have done this by creating a blog using sports to write about entrepreneurialism (Sportsepreneur). Sportsepreneur becomes the content platform. People would rather read about sports

Thought Leader: Are You Willing to Pick Up the Ball?

This running back is one of your team’s most talented players. The problem is he makes mistakes more than he should. He is young and inexperienced. While he is getting better, he has a problem with fumbling the football. You and your teammates are willing to live with this fumbling problem, because this player is

Are You the Business Leader?

Your young and talented player is in a funk. He can’t seem to find the back of the net. In college, he led his team in goals scored, but as a rookie, he has not found the same success on the ice. As a coach, you can understand. You, too, led your team in college

Thought Leader: Too Much Dribbling

The point guard dribbles up the court, looking to start the offense. The goal is to score a basket. Teammates run to their positions. Everything is set. The point guard dribbles left and doesn’t find an opening. He then dribbles right and is unable to find a play to make. He dribbles back to his

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3 Requirements for Making Adjustments in Your Business

The NBA Playoffs Prove Adjustments Are Critical for Success   In Gary Vaynerchuk’s book, “#AskGaryVee“, he uses a sports metaphor about how important it is to be a good halftime coach (page 7 of his book). Never are adjustments more important than during the playoffs. And with the NBA playoffs underway, we will get to

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How to Use Facebook Ads to Promote Your Content

Creating content, unique content is the most critical part of building your brand and your message. You see this in sports—the team and the players are the content, but to get people to show up to the games and buy the gear is all done through marketing. The same goes for your business. While you

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Owning a Mistake May Lead to Success

As Proven by Francisco Lindor of the Cleveland Indians   The Cleveland Indians came back to beat the Texas Rangers thanks to a Grand Slam by Francisco Lindor in the top of the 9th inning. But what was more impressive is how Lindor handled his error in the 5th inning that could have cost his

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The North Carolina Tar Heels Show Us How to Come Back From A Tough Loss

Congratulations to the 2017 College Basketball National Champions, the North Carolina Tar Heels! Just last year, the North Carolina Tar Heels came within moments of winning the NCAA Tournament, but lost on a buzzer beater in the final game to the Villanova Wildcats. Imagine coming that close to your ultimate goal only to come up

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Perspective Can Take You a Long Way

Just Ask the Michigan Wolverines Basketball Team   As an Ohio State Buckeyes fan, nothing in sports nauseates me more than having to say something good about Michigan. Usually, of course, I don’t have to. Ohio State gives me plenty to write about on SportsEpreneur. I’ve used stories about the Buckeyes to write about perception,

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3 Ways to Avoid Becoming a Commodity

It’s easy to become a commodity—where everyone looks to beat you up on price or spread. But if you follow these 3 ways, you will not be a commodity anymore. 1) Say NO! This is the most important one. You must have a willingness to say no. If someone wants your product or service for

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Before You Become An Entrepreneur, Read This

Last year I attended an entrepreneurial conference in Charleston, SC (great conference by the way, check it out here). During the event, I had a chance to interact with entrepreneurs, self-proclaimed entrepreneurs, and many people looking for money (err I mean asking for money) and employees. The questions from the audience were often people that

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New York Furniture Expo

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How a Key Employee Can Have Major Impact

An Ohio State Key Employee Shows Us How Recently, friends have been asking me if I’d seen this ESPN article about a graphic artist who works for Ohio State. I mean, a lot of people have been recommending this article to me, and now that I’ve read it, I can see why; I love this

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The Magic Johnson Plan: Let People Do Their Jobs

And Why You Should Too   Magic Johnson was recently hired to be the next President of Basketball Operations of the Los Angeles Lakers. Now, anytime we get to hear from the legends of the 80’s and 90’s is a win in my book, but more than that, I like what Magic Johnson said in

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4 Ways to Prepare Yourself for an Uncertain Future in Business

And Learning from NASCAR’s Recent Decline in Business   NASCAR is one of the most popular sports in the country. They often pull in over 100,000 fans to a single event. For comparison, an NBA basketball game might pull in 18,000-20,000 fans on a given night. NASCAR has sponsors like no other. Sponsors on the

3 Ways to Deal With a Setback

3 Ways to Deal With a Setback

The text said, “call me”. Instantly, I knew something wasn’t right. I figured it wasn’t anything tragic, but bad news nonetheless. I called my wife, who told me she was on her way to our son’s school. Mason had broken his wrist while playing soccer in PE. Now, kids break limbs daily. With three kids,

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Social Media Branding Works, Just Ask Coach John Calipari

When I talk with business owners, I hear the same complaint over and over; they can’t find young talent. And when they do find somebody promising to interview, it seems (in their eyes at least) that the candidates spend too much time online using social media. These businesspeople don’t understand social media. They have no

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Kevin Durant’s Injury is Proof that You Just Never Know

Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors were just cruising along through the season. They had the best record, the most all-stars, and the highest hope for a championship of any NBA team. And then a weird thing happened; Kevin Durant sprained his MCL during a game against the Washington Wizards. Sure, the Warriors might

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Play the Ball Where It Lies, in Golf and in Business

You hit what feels like your best drive of the year down the par five 8th fairway that bends to the right. The ball takes that perfect bounce, setting you up for an opportunity to go for the green in two. Those you are playing with all give the wow, great shot kudos. You feel