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The Olympics– Ever Changing, Ever the Same

The Beijing Olympics begin Aug. 8 and, like its Olympiad predecessors, will be the subject of concentrated international attention and round-the-clock television coverage for 18 consecutive days. So what exactly is it that draws the world’s focus to mass quantities of athletic competition every four years? Talmage Boston and David Maraniss Pulitzer Prize-winning author David … Continue Reading

The Peter Drucker-Tommy Lasorda Connection

Books extolling Peter Drucker, the so-called “father of modern management,” still stream out of major publishing houses at the rate of about one every three months. The latest is “A Class with Drucker: The Lost Lessons of the World’s Greatest Management Teacher,” written by William A. Cohen, the master’s former star student at Claremont University. … Continue Reading

Hall of Fame Hits Business Plan Home Run

Since assuming his position in 1999, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum President Dale Petroskey and his team have been on a mission to bring his nonprofit enterprise to the millions of baseball fans who either can’t find the time or don’t have the resources to travel to baseball history’s home plate in isolated … Continue Reading

Business Management Bats Around on Baseball Field

A movie producer hoping for box office success seeks critical acclaim from Messrs. Ebert and Roper. A business-guru author aspires to penetrate his market by receiving a front-cover endorsement from Tom Peters (author of “In Search of Excellence”), back-cover kudos from Forbes magazine, and a big marketing budget from a national publisher. Seattle consultant Jeff … Continue Reading

Management by Baseball

Just as a movie producer hoping for box office success seeks critical acclaim from Messrs. Ebert and Roeper, a business-guru author aspires to penetrate his market by receiving a front-cover endorsement from Tom Peters (author of “In Search of Excellence”), back-cover kudos from Forbes magazine and a big marketing budget from a national publisher. Seattle … Continue Reading
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