Basic Economics – Young Minds, Powerful Lessons

It is difficult to find a text to ignite enthusiasm in children for basic economics. Actually, it’s difficult to find a text that teaches economics to adults (I do recommend Thomas Sowell’s Basic Economics) . . . which leads to all sorts of other problems…. But that’s for another day. In the far, far background …

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Sports Stat of the Week: HPHS Football Leadership

Preseason is in full swing.With that in mind a little stat on football leadership from a local high school. In researching the athletic prowess and at Highland Park High School for comparison with its academic (Nobels and Rhodes) prowess, I stumbled across this little tidbit . . . of our big stars in the NFL, …

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Influence in Little Prodigies

What is the major influence that turns children into little prodigies? Mind-blowing research in Neurology points us in a new direction. Is it amount of practice? Is it in-born talent? Is it high-income parents – or other privileged access to resources? No, no, no. The driving factor that influences a child to be a prodigy …

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Sports Stat of the Week – Favre Leadership

Minnesota Signs McKeon No, of course not. I wouldn’t last 2 snaps on a field full of kickers. Having had the opportunity to kick one between the uprights at Texas Stadium I can also state that I wouldn’t make it as a kicker (missed completely). Even those of us without TV and Radio know that …

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Economic Leadership Starts with Simple Math

Seth Godin proposed a simple quiz for marketers this morning. To instantly see how quickly statistics get out of hand with a natural bias – also known as fuzzy math, consider his “quiz for smart marketers,” below. It makes a brilliant point. Not feeling mathy today? I put some numbers to it so you can …

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Leadership in Hockey: Sports Stat August 17

Excuses last a lifetime. Achievement leaves you proving yourself again and again.

Sports Stat of the Week: Leadership in Hockey
I do (heart) hockey so back to hockey this week. The question ticking along today is, “How well do teams with one dominant player do . . . as determined by time on the ice.” In other words, do teams who keep 1-2 guys on the ice all the time do better than teams who more evenly rotate their fellas?

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Influence and Body Language in New York City/Newark/Philly

Body LanguageOctober 7-11, I will be in New York City to speak on Causing Cognition through Body Language at various private functions and helping Kevin Hogan at his Body Language Mastery Course also in New York, October 10-11.

Kevin has some stellar surprise guests planned. He is after all the man who wrote the book on Body Language and has trained the best in the business. It’s worth the trek. Come find me at  

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Failure of Education System – Delusional Students

A rant about the failure of of educational system. Are our best and brightest simply delusional? A suitor, Jay*, recently approached me about taking the GMAT. He knows that I teach for ManhattanGMAT (a super fantastic group!) and he was prepping to take the test on his own. I shared some general words of advice …

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Notable and Quotable – Income Mobility Study

A tidbit most pertinent to those who live and die by the mantra that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer…. From an interview with Thomas Sowell on his new book, “Economic Facts and Fallacies.” If we follow human beings instead of income brackets, perhaps we can find more meaningful information …

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