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Book Report: I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I realized it had been tough. It had been hard. The person who was supposed to mean the most to me as a footballer had given me the cold shoulder completely, and that was worse than most stuff I’d been

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Posted in Books, Everything, Soccer, Sports

Book Report: The Sports Gene

“The broad truth is that nature and nurture are so interlaced in any realm of athletic performance that the answer is always: it’s both. But that is not a satisfactory endpoint in science. Scientists must ask, ‘How, specifically, might nature

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Posted in Books, Math and Science, Sports

Chris Hadfield’s advice

In a recent interview with CBC Radio, Commander Chris Hadfield gave his three secrets for becoming an astronaut: Keep your body in shape and eat well Challenge yourself with education, and push yourself to learn things you barely expect to

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Posted in Everything, Math and Science

Seven Tips to More Effective Public Speaking

Public speaking is among our (as a species) greatest fears (glossophobia, for you Balderdashers).  As it turns out, standing up to yell and generally cause a scene wasn’t a great survival trait back when we weren’t the planet’s apex predator,

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Posted in Leadership, Marketing

Time for a change?

“The immortals step out of their comfort zone in order to expand it.” – Lee Jenkins in SI Reading some basketball news the other day, I came across a remarkable story over at Sports Illustrated, Right Turn: There are makeovers,

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Posted in Leadership, Sports

What’s more important to employers: excitement or experience?

Many a hiring manager has been forced to choose between two qualified (or, if he or she is lucky, outstanding) candidates, and sometimes the situation goes like this: Candidate A personifies excitement, and will attack the role with energy and

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Posted in Careers, Everything, Management

More Coaching Insights from the NFL

“Clean up the minor details! That’s how you get great!  There are no little things. The little things are all big things.” – Bruce Arians A few days ago I wrote about a 35-minute video of Jason Garrett‘s opening training

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