John Dahlin When I arrived at DSW I was like a sponge, learning from the best as quickly as I could. But at some point I presumed to know more than the best. Yes, I actually saw fit to tell John Dahlin a thing or two about talent management. I can’t say that I was […]


I was deeply touched by Sebastian Nadal’s visceral response to his son’s win at this week’s French Open. The father showed ebullient happiness and love for his son Rafael, who had just won his record-setting seventh French Open title. Even if the stats made it seem that Rafa was certain to win in Paris – […]


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Hail The Nemesis: Why Competition is Good

by Heather Hughes on April 3, 2012

I was brought up to compete against no one but myself, to measure all effort and output against my own potential for excellence. It is a great way to live, and I certainly recommend it. Being concerned or even distracted by another’s performance seems like that, a distraction. But it is clear to me that […]