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Archive for March, 2013

Today’s Quote

“How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.” Benjamin Disraeli In the book “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” author Dale Carnegie begins by advising the reader never to “criticize, complain or condemn.” You can’t provide motivation while tearing someone down.

More Than a Sports Star

You’ve heard about sports stars who made millions then went broke. You’ve head about sports stars who are spoiled. You’ve heard about sports stars who lose perspective. None of that applies to Miami Dolphins player Brian Hartline, who works the drive-thru at his convenience store, Smart Shop. Despite a $31 million contract in the NFL, […]

Einstein’s Brain and You

Here’s a fascinating look at the brain of Albert Einstein. Written expertly by Amy Nutt of the Star-Ledger in New Jersey, it details research almost from the moment of Einstein’s death. With all due respect to the scientists and to the news reporter, Einstein himself said, “I am no genius. I merely stay with problems […]

How You Can Become a Genius

Here’s a big helping of pi. It’s a video of a man reciting pi to thousands of places. You could do it, too, if you wanted to. If the reward were big enough. These thoughts come to mind on Pi Day, March 14, otherwise known as 3/14, the first three digits of pi. The man […]

Being a Champion: There are No Little Things

Perhaps you’ve heard the saying, “People may forget what you say or what you do, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” If this breaking news story is correct, a bartender’s feelings may have swung the presidential election. According to Huffington Post, the man who filmed Mitt Romney’s infamous 47 percent remarks […]

When You Don’t Have Time to Think

Did you ever find yourself saying, “I don’t even have time to think?” You’re not alone. The pace of today’s life leaves precious little time to put your thoughts together. If you’re going to think, you’ve got to find the time or make the time. Ben Casnocha, an entrepreneur and author, offers some hints in […]

How to Build a Championship Team

If you’re a boss or a coach, you want a great team. You want to build a champion! Here are some tips from Rajat Taneja of Electronic Arts. I’m struck in particular by No. 3, “Hire for uncommon strengths.” Too many people hire with the idea of avoiding weaknesses. Championship team-building involves hiring with strengths […]

Swiss hockey player paralyzed

Brad Richards of the New York Rangers walked away from his recent crash into the boards, a foul for which the Buffalo Sabres’ Patrick Kaleta received a five-game suspension from the NHL. Swiss hockey player Ronny Keller was not so lucky. Keller, according to doctors, has suffered permanent paralysis from the chest down after being […]