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“I Focus on Potential”

The Golf Channel has just produced a wonderful documentary segment on the real Coach Catana Starks (profiled in our film full-length feature film From the Rough, in which Academy Award nominee and primetime TV star Taraji P. Henson plays Coach Starks) in its Morning Drive program.   http://www.golfchannel.com/media/catana-starks-first-female-coach-mens-d1-golf-team/   That clip captures one of the key...

Invisibles and Under-appreciated Organizational Contributors

Recently, I met with David Zweig, the author of a great book entitled Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion, a book I strongly recommend.  http://www.amazon.com/Invisibles-Power-Work-Relentless-Self-Promotion/dp/159184634X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423931196&sr=8-1&keywords=Invisibles   The book profiles several highly skilled professionals who delivered great...

Let’s Get on with Solving our Health Crisis the Right Ways

Although the Obamacare legislation and the regulations issued by the Obama administration are misguided in major respects, including the structure of the health insurance system, the move to accountable care systems and the eventual payment of healthcare providers for delivering better health at lower cost is an extremely welcome development.  We must pay healthcare providers and every other stakeholder for making...

Sports seem to be our ultimate passion

The Super Bowl is over, but the intensity of discussion about it and its key participants will continue for a while.  Several things have intrigued me specifically about an event like this and, more generally, about the contrast between our obsession with, and passion for, spectator sports, and the indifference with which many Americans approach their primary jobs and careers, family and community relationships,...

What the American Dream is all about

I recently watched Senator Chuck Schumer’s speech to the National Press Club about the future of the middle class and the Democrats’ plan for the 2016 elections.   The most revealing comment he made was the one in which he defined the American Dream as “If I work hard, I’ll be doing better 10 years from now than I am doing today.” In another speech, Hillary Clinton modified this description slightly by saying...

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