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How to Become a High Draft Pick

Suppose that all the business world was more like sports, where you’re drafted, not hired. That’s right, employers would take turns picking the people they thought could do the most to help them win. If you were looking to get drafted, what would employers want to see? And if you were drafting, what would you […]

A Brush With Greatness

Have you ever heard the story of Eric James Torpy? In a way, it is the story of too many people. Five years ago, Torpy was facing a 30-year term for shooting with an intent to kill and robbery. But Torpy didn’t want 30 years. He wanted 33 — to match the uniform number that […]

Clubhouse Chemistry

No matter what they major in during college years, coaches need some sense of chemistry. Not molecular chemistry, but human chemistry. Relationships mean everything to sports teams. Bad chemistry has doomed many a dream. Great chemistry can produce what seems to be an overachieving team. This subject comes up because of a report from ESPNBoston.com […]

Notre Dame’s Glory Days

Brian Kelly is the latest to try his luck of the Irish in the Notre Dame football program. Unfortunately for Kelly, the job is not what it once was. For sure, the prestige, visibility and the expectations are the same as ever, but one key factor can never be what it was in the old […]

The Greatest Celtic

“Winning isn’t everything, but the will to win is everything.” — Vince Lombardi St. Patrick’s Day marks a perfect time to discuss the greatest Celtic of them all. Bill Russell is more than just a Hall of Fame basketball player; he is one of the greatest winners in the history of North American sport. His […]

Winning Qualities

  “Victory always starts in the head. It’s a state of mind. It then spreads with such radiance and such affirmations that destiny can do nothing but obey.” — Douchan Gersi, explorer How do you succeed in the gym? How do you improve and reach your goals? Last night I heard a seminar on starting […]

Ready to Compete

“The best place to start is at the beginning.” — The good witch, Wizard of Oz What would you think if you were getting on an airplane and you overheard the pilot remark, “It usually takes me a couple of hundred miles to warm up and get to the top of my game?” How would […]

How Superstars Practice

Years ago, people in the National Basketball Association grew accustomed to hearing a sound when they walked into the Boston Garden. It was the sound of Larry Bird putting shot after shot through the hoop in his pre-game practice. Bird’s pre-game practices were different from those of other players. His began hours before his Boston […]