Monthly Archives: February 2011

Burke ‘Cools’ His Principles

Early last hockey season, Brian Burke made a pretty categorical statement: He said that, out of respect for the process of contract negotiation, he’d “never” approach a player about waiving a ‘no-trade’ clause in a contract. I wasn’t sure at … Continue reading

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NHL goes to Las Vegas

It’s no wonder the NHL’s thinking seriously about putting a franchise in Sin City. Since it’s obvious the process of building winning franchises is mostly a crap shoot, might as well go where they do it full time. You don’t … Continue reading

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A ‘Designing’ World.

Design.¬†Daniel Pink, in a recent book, theorizes that design and design thinking will be the next point of significant competitive advantage. (He actually goes so far as to suggest that fine arts degrees will supplant MBA’s as the preferred business … Continue reading

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The Last Thing Tiger Lost

It’s an Icarus story writ large; the man who literally had it all fell hard and fast.¬†Of course, his biggest loss was what appeared to the world a perfect family life; a beautiful and seemingly adoring wife and two healthy … Continue reading

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THE ‘Secret(s)’ of Weight Loss

Is there anything more current and all-consuming than the desire to lose weight? Not for my money. Understandably so, because a quick look around any public place shows beyond a shadow of a doubt that we’re a country of fatties, … Continue reading

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“Getting” it

You must have come across someone expounding (or, more probably, pontificating) about something or other, when, with an appropriately exasperated flourish, they invoke the magic phrase, “[someone] just doesn’t get it“. Harmless enough, right? Not really. What this windbag is … Continue reading

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