B1G Kicker Turned Big Entrepreneur | Keith Duncan and His Story

Keith Duncan and His Story | B1G Kicker Turned Big Entrepreneur

Keith Duncan arguably had one of the best college kicking careers in Iowa football, and Big Ten Conference history. And despite the pressure to continue his career in the NFL, he chose a different professional route. Behind the Cleats Duncan, a native from Weddington, NC, moved to Iowa City as a walk-on kicker for Iowa … Read more

Stealing Second Base Is Worth the Risk, Sometimes

Stealing 2nd Base Is Worth the Risk, Sometimes | Insurance Underwriting

An analogy between stealing second base and insurance underwriting In baseball, a sport I have both played and coached, getting a runner from first to second is critical. Once they get to second, their chance of scoring goes way up. For just that reason, it’s that runner moving between first and second who everybody is trying to get out.  So, let’s … Read more

I Couldn’t Disagree More with Buffalo Bills Coach, Sean McDermott

I Couldn’t Disagree More with Buffalo Bills Coach, Sean McDermott

My response to Coach Sean McDermott’s statement of “we don’t lose, we learn.”   Actually, when you lose, you really do lose  Losing stinks, but it’s worse when you refuse to admit defeat.   This past Sunday, out of nowhere, Coach Sean McDermott benched his starting quarterback, Tyrod Taylor, for fifth-round rookie quarterback, Nathan Peterman. The decision was met with criticism from all over—the local … Read more

Kevin Durant’s Decision: A Year Later

Kevin Durant’s Decision: A Year Later

Kevin Durant was under major scrutiny last summer for his decision to join the Golden State Warriors. The unexpected move shook up the NBA, made us uneasy, and gave fans something to talk about. We weighed in on the discussion with an article ourselves, giving you 4 Things You Can Learn from Kevin Durant’s Career … Read more

Thought Leader: Too Much Dribbling

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 … Read more

3 Requirements for Making Adjustments in Your Business

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 … Read more

4 Things You Can Learn from Kevin Durant’s Career Move

Kevin Durant Career Move

In a decision that rocked the NBA, Kevin Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the Golden State Warriors. I am not here to debate whether this was a good move or not and if you agree with his decision, but there are a few things you can learn from Kevin Durant. 1) Do What’s Best … Read more