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Free Again on Amazon – Business and Baseball

For Two Days ONLY, starting 22 October, 2013 around midnight California (USA) time, I just reopened my new Kindle book, Business and Baseball, at No Charge on Amazon. Free access to the book will end around midnight California (USA) time on 23 October, 2013. About the book: “Play ball!” Baseball… America’s favorite pastime. Though there […]

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My New Book on Amazon: “Business and Baseball”

My new Kindle book, Business and Baseball, just opened up on Amazon. About the book: “Play ball!” Baseball… America’s favorite pastime. Though there is much dispute about who actually “invented” baseball, what is undeniable is that this great game has given us a metaphor both for business, and, in many cases, life. Many famous baseball […]

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Try Sustainability for Greater Efficiency and More Profit

Apropos of nothing in particular, I just read a good article from United Parcel Service (since I use UPS, I get their newsletter). I’m not a “green harpy” by any means; however, whenever and wherever possible, in both business and at home, I follow, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” It’s just the right thing to do. Anything […]

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Increase Your Productivity – 12 Rules

Did you just get stopped because you were looking for the BEST solution? As you take time to find the easiest or most efficient way forward, you may just find yourself stopped completely in your tracks. We may even do this on purpose to avoid decisions… It’s, “Paralysis by Analysis!” Wanna find a work-around and […]

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You Need a Web Site – Build it Right

Today, every business must have a web site, from beauty salons and body shops, to restaurants and retailers – and online businesses too. The world is looking for information, and the internet is the first place they look. One of the best and most productive tools I’ve found is Site Build It! A great resource […]

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Business and Baseball: The Conclusion

Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first. ~ Frederick B. Wilcox While the above quote is somewhat tongue-in-cheek, I hope by now I’ve shown you how the wonderful game of baseball holds a lot of wisdom and experience that’s applicable to life in general, and to those […]

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Tenth Inning – Business and Baseball: The Game Reflects Your Preparation

Free Baseball ~ Ken Singleton* The difference between a good baseball player and a great one is not that the great one doesn’t make mistakes. What makes him great is that he knows how to handle it when he makes one. ~ Unknown When you watch a Major League Baseball game, it can seem like […]

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Ninth Inning – Business and Baseball: Slumps Happen

You watch enough baseball games and other sports, and pretty soon you realize that even well paid – sometimes exceptionally well paid – baseball players and athletes have slumps. Even fabled winning teams have slumps. (As I write this, the New York Yankees have just gone through a 2 wins and 5 losses streak – […]

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Eighth Inning – Business and Baseball: Review the Statistics

Hidden in the announcer’s booth at every baseball game, is someone charged with a very special job: Watching each and every pitch thrown, ball hit, and play made, and recording it all in the official scorebook. Each ball, each strike, each walk, each steal, all duly accounted for in the scorekeeper’s book. Then, after the […]

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Seventh Inning – Business and Baseball: It Hurts Worse When You’re Losing

Watch any sporting contest for long enough, and you’re sure to see at least one injury or near-injury. The runner stealing home collides with the catcher blocking the plate; the pitcher gets mowed down by a line drive; an outfielder runs into the wall. It happens – because they play hard and they play to […]

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