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Falling Football Stock

Drafted with high hopes in April, cut in August. That’s the reality for Jachai Polite, taken by the Jets in the third round of the NFL draft. This story in the New York Post explores the how and why of Polite’s fall. Polite came to the Jets via a 68th-overall pick, a move that now […]

Motivation by the Numbers: 199

The number 199 reminds us that it’s easier to spot someone’s faults than to spot their potential.

Predicting Peyton

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. That’s what people say about picking stocks, and they could say the same thing about picking a quarterback. With Peyton Manning fresh on the market, NFL teams must decide if he is the choice for them. Several teams have expressed interest, including the Miami Dolphins and New […]

The NFL Draft and the Royal Wedding

What do the Royal Wedding and the NFL draft have in common? Neither one can be judged by the early hoopla. Success is determined only over the long haul, and after adversity. This is true is every area of life. A big splash is nothing compared to a deep pool. Anyone can be successful over […]

What the NFL Draft Can Teach You

This week the biggest game in town is the 2011 Mock NFL Draft. Teams are getting ready for the real event, Thursday at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Everyone wants to do well at the draft table. But not everyone does. Why? I remember an article that linked success in the business world […]

Predicting Success in the NFL (And Elsewhere)

Consider the challenge that NFL teams face on draft day. They get only a few shots to select just the right player. They must wait their turn as other clubs snap up talent. And then, having made their picks, teams must shell out lots of cash to sign them. Under these circumstances, no one wants […]

Does Your Team Have Talent?

“All resources are not obvious; great managers find and develop available talent.” —  Zig Ziglar There’s a saying that success leaves clues. By looking at successful people, you can improve your own chances for success. Such was the case yesterday when New York Giants General Manager Jerry Reese was interviewed on WFAN radio. He was asked […]