The World Series starts today, but my mind is still on Mariano Rivera’s last game. Typical Yankees fan? Maybe. Typical pitcher and manager? No. It was a momentous occasion, looked forward to throughout the season. Celebrated from city to city, stories told, gifts bestowed on the greatest closer of all time. So, you’d think Girardi […]


I was just a bit frustrated with Saturday’s crazy game between the Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees. The game lasted 14 innings over five-plus hours. One thing bugged me even more than rookie Melky Mesa missing third base. It was Girardi’s use of the sacrifice bunt, not once but twice and the second time […]


I was struck by the quality of R.A. Dickey’s character, as revealed in last night’s interview with Orel Hershiser (The full interview is not yet online at ESPN; I’m dying to see it again!). Dickey demonstrated three elusive and invaluable attributes I’d love to possess. The greatest have them, in business, in sports and in […]


Mets vs. Yankees: The Winning Mindset, or Lack Thereof

May 17, 2012

It takes a winning mindset to win. Seems obvious, right? Season after season, the Yankees are expected to win. And win they do, 27 times so far to be exact – more than any other sports franchise in history. Their most recent win was in 2009. When they don’t make it to the World Series, […]

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Five Inspiring Lessons for Bootstrapping Entrepreneurs and Marketers, from Moneyball

April 26, 2012

Moneyball the movie is now playing on Starz, and I watched it last weekend. It was even more instructive and touching the second time. The story is nuanced with many layers of meaning for business and for life. Interestingly enough, the scene that got me the most was nowhere to be found in its entirety on […]

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