Why Teams Bond (And How They Can Bond Stronger)

In my great tradition of watching things way after seemingly everyone else but me has seen them, I just got into Friday Night Lights. Yes, that means inevitably there will be a “clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose” post in the near future, but as of right now, I’m thinking of it (a lot) in … Continue reading Why Teams Bond (And How They Can Bond Stronger)

Podcast of the Week: “Creativity Is My Currency” – Will.i.am on Masters of Scale

"I was raised really poor - but creativity is my currency." - Will.iam Whatever you think of Black Eyes Peas music, Will.i.am as an entrepreneur is undeniably inspiring. The story behind the interwoven Super Bowl halftime performance and marketing at the top of this podcast alone is worth a few minutes of your time. He's … Continue reading Podcast of the Week: “Creativity Is My Currency” – Will.i.am on Masters of Scale

Colts GM Chris Ballard On Culture, Teams, And Process

Chris Ballard, General Manager of the Indianapolis Colts, wrote a very thoughtful article on the culture of the Colts. There’s plenty of details for football fans, but there are much broader applications anyone can apply in their own organization or processes. Here’s a sample describing their philosophy of selecting players for the team (emphasis added):    We … Continue reading Colts GM Chris Ballard On Culture, Teams, And Process

Winning, Losing, and the Importance of Staying in the Game

“Stay in the Game” is a true story about a hopelessly lost teenager, salvation through dog ownership, and the kindness of strangers. It will take only take you a few minutes to read. Go ahead and click the link, I’ll wait.   Winning is great. No one hates victory, but losing itself doesn't always have to … Continue reading Winning, Losing, and the Importance of Staying in the Game

Business Growth Strategy in Football Terms (via Keith Rabois)

Keith Rabois explains startup/growth investing in football terms. For any growing business, this is a great metaphor to have in your back pocket to describe 1. What you’re doing, 2. What your strategy is, and 3. How you’ll take on the competition.    The optimal “safe” strategy in football is to run the ball. If a team … Continue reading Business Growth Strategy in Football Terms (via Keith Rabois)