Baseball

  • What Does the Number 2592 Mean to You?
    Posted in: Baseball

    Image credit:Geber86 | Getty Images Earlier this month I went to Game 7 of the World Series between the Cubs and Indians. The game was held in Cleveland, but it seemed Cubs fans out-numbered Indians fans. Why? Cleveland fans wanted to cash in rather than support their team. StubHub reported that 60 percent of the […]

  • Why Tonight's All-Star Game Could Make You a Better Boss
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    Pay attention to tonight's All-Star Game because it could teach you how to be a better leader. One of the most interesting things about baseball's All-Star Game is how the players are chosen. There are no minimum statistical requirements a player must meet to become an All-Star. Fans, players and managers vote to determine the same […]

  • 4 Ways to Turn Your Employees Into an All-Star Team
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    With Major League Baseball's All-Star Game and Home Run Derby officially in the books for this year, we have reached what baseball enthusiasts call the "dog days of summer." It is the mid-summer stretch where teams have reached the midpoint of their season, with some franchises still vying for a playoff berth while others are […]

  • A-Rod Drama: 3 Tips for Managing Difficult Employees
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    Baseball is big business. And for the New York Yankees, one of its star employees has become a nightmare to manage: third baseman Alex Rodriguez. Earlier this year, the Miami New Times newspaper released a story that the 14-time All Star was connected to a Miami-based anti-aging clinic called Biogenesis. Even though A-Rod has denied […]

  • The Role of Luck in Business, Investing and Sports
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    This story first appeared in the March 2014 issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. From four-leaf clovers to bad bounces, March is loaded with luck–not all of it good. In his book The Success Equation, Michael J. Mauboussin, head of global financial strategies at Credit Suisse, examines the role of […]

  • 10 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From America's National Pastime
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    When watching baseball, I can’t help but be reminded of how similar the sport is to business. There are a number of business principles that are mirrored in baseball. There’s teamwork, constantly changing conditions that call for real-time responses and decisions to be made that have both a direct and indirect impact on outcomes. Baseball, like […]

  • Baltimore Unrest Affects Businesses, MLB and NFL Teams
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    Baltimore officials looked to restore calm in the city Tuesday, hours after violence and looting erupted following several days of mostly peaceful protests over the death of a man in police custody. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency in Baltimore Monday evening while also activating the National Guard after roughly 20 police officers were injured and […]