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Sixth Inning – Business and Baseball: You Play Better with a Coach Who Knows the Game

Is life too complicated, or is it your approach to life that makes things complicated? ~ Joyce Meyer It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not. ~ Attributed to Hanoch McCarty Coaches matter. In fact, a so-so team can be taken to an unimaginable level based solely on […]

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Fifth Inning – Business and Baseball: Ignore the Hecklers

Treat everyone with kindness, even those who are rude to us – not because they are nice, but because we are. ~ Anonymous Life’s too important to be petty. Ignore little hurts & keep moving. ~ Rick Warren Have you ever watched a professional baseball game and seen an athlete just go off on a […]

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Fourth Inning – Business and Baseball: The Better You Do, the More Fun It Is

Well, boys, it’s a round ball and a round bat and you got to hit the ball square. ~ Joe Schultz 1969 Some might say that professional athletes have the best job in the world. They get paid to play a game that many millions of people only dream about doing! They spend the day […]

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Third Inning – Business and Baseball: You Have to Swing to Get a Hit

During my 18 years, I came to bat almost 10,000 times. I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times. You figure a ballplayer will average about 500 at bats a season. That means I played seven years without ever hitting the ball. ~ Mickey Mantle 1970 It was little Joey’s first season in […]

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Second Inning Business and Baseball: Play All Nine Innings

  You don’t save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain. Leo Durocher, in New York Times, 16 May 1965 Our last business lesson taught us the importance of not letting one bad pitch, catch, inning, call, or game ruin an entire season. This lesson is an extension of that — “Don’t give up […]

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First Inning Business and Baseball Lesson: It’s a Long Season

No matter how good you are, you’re going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are, you’re going to win one-third of your games. It’s the other third that makes the difference. ~ Tommy Lasorda The Major League Baseball season stretches from April to September, and includes 162 regular season games. And […]

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Business Skills to Learn from Baseball

America’s favorite pastime isn’t great just for enjoyment and relaxation purposes; it’s also the source of many life and business lessons. After all, some of our culture’s most popular sayings (“You can’t win ’em all”; “Hit it out of the park”; and Yogi Berra’s famous, “If the people don’t want to come out to the […]

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