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Can You Trade a Baseball Player for a Box of Cigars?

Baseball history shows that the trade you make today can affect your organization — for better or worse — for years.

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.

Why Persistence is Relative

Persistence wins. But a person can persist in some areas, and quit in others.

The Biggest Mistake in Job Interviews

If the interviewer is not more nervous than the interviewee, then something is wrong.

How Eleanor Roosevelt Can Help You Hire

A quote by the famous first lady may give you important interview questions.

How a Failed Farmer Changed the World

First he tried to coax a living from the soil. He wound up coaxing secrets from the universe. This is the story of Isaac Newton, whose mother aimed to make him a farmer. It didn’t work. Thank goodness. Being sent to the farm was only one of the many trials Newton had to survive on […]