Finite Games Provide Lessons to the Infinite

Finite Games Provide Lessons to the Infinite | SportsEpreneur Content

What can finite games like sports teach us about business? A game (say a football game) has a winner and a loser. It’s finite. Meaning “having bounds or limits” as defined by Dictionary.com. Even if we drag the game out over an entire season, it’s still finite. One team wins. Other teams lose. But if … Read more

What Coaching Little League Baseball Taught Me About Leadership

What Coaching Little League Baseball Taught Me About Leadership That Can Be Applied Anywhere

This article about coaching little league baseball is a guest post by Gino Trapani. Gino was recently a guest on our Entrepreneur Perspectives Podcast. You can find that episode here. I recently wrapped up my third year of coaching little league baseball. The final game and end-of-season pizza party is always a mixed bag of … Read more

World Cup Lesson #3: Bad Start

World Cup Lesson #3: Bad Start

Colombia vs Japan, and it’s the first World Cup match for both teams. The long wait is over. The practice, the strategy, the buildup…it’s all in the past now. Now it’s time to play.  One minute of gameplay, then two, then three. And then—  A handball. The ref calls it intentional. It’s in the box. That … Read more

World Cup Lesson #2: Think

World Cup Lesson #2: Think

The mental side of the World Cup is a big deal. Sure, skill plays a major role in the success of a team, but if players do not think properly about the task at hand, it could cost their country a victory.  Thinking seems basic, but it isn’t.   All too many of us, all too often, … Read more

World Cup Lesson #1: Patience

World Cup Lesson #1: Patience | Entrepreneur Learning

I watch as many World Cup Soccer games I can, and the one thing that stands out more than anything else is patience.  Sure, at the end of the game, urgency can creep in. But mostly, the game is filled with patience.  Passing, pausing, waiting, making a run up the field only to have the player … Read more

Keep Showing Up, Like Chloe

Keep Showing Up | SportsEpreneur | Softball U8

My youngest child just got her first hit of the softball season.   Now, I’m not saying she’s about to join the Woman’s Softball Olympic team. In fact, she might not even play next season, and I’m ok with that. But I’m impressed with her performance, anyway.  Let me tell you why. Let me take you … Read more

Which Way is First Base

Which Way is First Base | SportsEpreneur Content Platform

I love Little League baseball. You watch these five- and six-year-olds just enjoying the game as if for the first time—oh, wait, it is their first time!   But we also get to watch kids picking their noses, wiggling loose teeth, and looking the wrong way. “Hey mom, look at me, my tooth is wiggly!!”   “That’s great darling!! Watch the ball now!”  Then the … Read more

Give the Inexperienced Ones a Chance

Give the Inexperienced Ones a Chance

I’m no Alabama fan, but what Nick Saban did in the National Championship was gutsy—and right. His starting quarterback, Jalen Hurts, who has won all but two of his games in two years, was not having a good day. Frankly, he looked ready to lose his third game. So, at halftime, Saban benched his star … 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

When You Have a Chance to Learn, Take It: Lonzo Ball

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As many of you know, Lonzo Ball went second overall to the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Draft. There is no other team he and his outspoken dad, Lavar, wanted to play for or learn from. They even declined workouts with other teams because they were “not needed.”   Danny Ainge, General Manager of the … Read more