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Doing Your Homework

Someone once said, “Never give advice. A wise person doesn’t need it, and a fool won’t take it.”

Nevertheless, the current issue of Fortune offers a cover article titled “The Best Advice I Ever Got.”

Featured are Bill Gates, Colin Powell and Tiger Woods, among many others. Several of the profiles can apply to coaches and athletes, but none more than the one about Jim Rogers, an investor and commodities guru.

Deliberate Practice

“You always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.” — Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf Speed skaters go faster. Pole vaulters jump higher. Athletes over a wide range of sports improve their performance. But not free throw shooters in basketball. According to a story on the front page of yesterday’s New York […]