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Archive for April, 2013

School shifts from NCAA to fitness

Amid the swamp of college athletics, we see a school that wants to live clean. Spelman College of Atlanta has decided to leave the NCAA and focus on fitness instead of competition. According to this article in the New York Times, Spelman joins the New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn in leaving the […]

What Made the Masters Great

Adam Scott, who had never captured even one major title, won the Masters twice on Sunday. First he made a clutch putt for an apparent victory on 18. Then, after Angel Cabrera answered with a nerves-of-steel birdie of his own, Scott went back out and rolled in his title-winning shot. That’s what made this Masters […]

How Conflict Can Save a Team

If you’re a member of any team — and you are — there’s something that can make your team stronger. Conflict. What? Conflict can make a team stronger? Yes, and it’s right there in the book “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” by Patrick Lencioni. One of the functions outlined by Lencioni is fear of […]

Make Your Own Luck

If you want to pull a rabbit out of your hat, make sure you put one in there first. Don’t sit around waiting for life to hand you something. Go out and chase what you want. The only way to beat the odds is to beat the pavement.

Dr Gilbert’s Color Monte

A Woman in the NBA?

Physicist Niels Bohr once said, “An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.” His words come to mind with the reaction to Mark Cuban’s comments about putting three-time All-American Brittney Griner on the Dallas Mavericks’ draft radar. UConn coach Geno Auriemma, the most […]

Why I Can’t Condemn Mike Rice

Comic legend W.C. Fields once bragged about his role in a fight with a character named Chicago Molly. “He knocked her down … but I was the one who started kicking her.” This line from the movie “My Little Chickadee” explains why I can’t condemn Rutgers Coach Mike Rice. It’s not that what Rice did […]

What the Houston Astros Can Teach

No team is forecast to lose more games than the Houston Astros this season. Experts struggle to find ways to describe exactly how bad this team can be. Yet on one night, the Astros gave an example to anyone in the business of performance. The best team doesn’t win. The team that plays best will […]