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)

What The Super League Fiasco Can Teach Creators

Soccer fans the world over had a crazy week debating the Super League. Whether you live for the beautiful game or not, at the core of the story is the idea of artists, patrons, and the ceremony of performance and presentation. Davo from the Men In Blazers podcast put it brilliantly (emphasis added): This is … Continue reading What The Super League Fiasco Can Teach Creators

He Made A Few Billion, But Wanted To Talk About The Knicks

Coinbase made its public markets debut as a $100 billion dollar listing last week. Fred Wilson and his firm, Union Square Ventures, helped lead their Series A back in 2013. They turned 5 million into almost $5 billion over that period of time. The day Coinbase went public - what was Fred thinking about besides … Continue reading He Made A Few Billion, But Wanted To Talk About The Knicks

Podcast Of The Week: Bill Campbell’s Step-Daughter On What Made Him So Special

There may be no better person to explain Bill Campbell the man, and not just the legendary “coach of Silicon Valley,” than his step-daughter Kate “Katie-Kate” Bocci. Coaching Steve Jobs, Larry Page, and middle school girls powder puff football. How he proposed to her mom after finding out he had cancer. The stranger Kate met … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Bill Campbell’s Step-Daughter On What Made Him So Special

All Professionals Have Playbooks, Not Just Sports Teams

A playbook is a collection of patterns. A playbook says how to line up, how to proceed, where we expect the opposition to be, and how to handle them. All professional teams have playbooks. So should all professionals. John Chambers, the legendary CEO of Cisco, told Patrick O’Shaughnessy he’s a huge fan of playbooks and … Continue reading All Professionals Have Playbooks, Not Just Sports Teams

How To Take Control Of A Story: Liverpool’s Asterisk Edition

The English Premier League (soccer) season took a 100-day break due to the pandemic. Liverpool, who were on track to claim their first title in 30 years, were nervous going into the gap. It wasn’t clear if the league would return, and the talk started to revolve around if this year’s winner would forever have … Continue reading How To Take Control Of A Story: Liverpool’s Asterisk Edition