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The World Cup’s Lesson on Hiring

When you’re picking talent, there are things you can control. These things can give you an edge — sometimes a decisive one.

The Sixth-Grader No One Saw Coming

Right now in a sixth grade somewhere sits a person who one day be the best in the world at what they do. And no one knows who that person is.

What Wrestling Did for Tom Cruise

It brought together forces that would shape his own life as a “Mission Impossible.”

What Does Being Valedictorian Mean?

If you’re looking for the groundbreaking leaders of tomorrow, you’ll likely not find them among top grade-getters.

The Man of a Thousand Voices

Celebrities may seem like they were born to stardom. But chances are they had to overcome rejection to get where they are.

The Lesson of Yoenis Cespedes

His contract and his injuries are a stark example of how much a bad hiring decision can hurt an organization.

When Your Frat Brother Doesn’t Wake Up

“Dead, waxy, with ‘rock-still’ clouded eyes.” And yesterday you played basketball with him.

What Will You Be Three Weeks From Now?

What you are today need not be what you can become.

What Brett Favre Can Teach Sports Parents

Even in winning a Super Bowl, Brett Favre never made a better call than the one he made in watching his daughter play college volleyball. “I try not to be one of those parents,” the famed Green Bay Packers quarterback said recently while watching a match in which his daughter, Breleigh, did not get off […]

The Mental Skill That Decided the Super Bowl

If you can improve at this skill, you will win in sports and in life.