Tag: champion

Well-Rounded is Over-Rated

“And the award goes to… the most well-rounded person!” Said no one, ever. Achieving modestly in many areas may be what our middle school principal suggested, but it’s no way to become a history-maker. We’re led to believe we should be ‘pretty good’ at a lot of different things, but the truth is that the […]

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What Kenyan Distance Runners Can Teach Us About Achievement

Why does one small tribe in Kenya – the Kalenjin – produce a statistically impossible percentage of the world’s fastest distance runners? According to David Epstein, Senior Editor at Sports Illustrated, “There are 17 American men in history who have run under 2:10 in the marathon, while there were 32 Kalenjin who did it in October of 2011.” This one […]

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Leadership Lessons from Floyd Mayweather

Love him or hate him, Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. is the champ.  With a perfect record of 43-0, he’s the highest paid athlete in the world having earned over $200 million in the ring.  In Saturday’s pay-per-view bout, he made a cool $32 million; putting his total purse from the last three fights over $100 […]

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