The fourth quarter of the 1991 NBA Finals was about to begin. Magic Johnson’s Los Angeles Lakers and Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls were deadlocked at 80 in a decisive game five. Jordan, over the first seven years of his career, had established himself as one of the most dynamic scorers

Several summers ago, I was a young Boy Scout. I was probably around 14 years old. Every summer, our troop would go on a week long trip to summer camp. As part of camp, we would sign up to take specific merit badges. Some were required for the rank of

It was late in the 2009 NFL season. The Cleveland Browns – who hadn’t appeared in a playoff game since 2002 – were 1-11. At the end of week 17, twelve teams would be left to fight for football’s most coveted trophy. For the seventh consecutive year, Cleveland would not

The spring is a really cool time of year.  From athletes rehabbing from injury and reaching new milestones, to watching kids who started on the bench solidify a spot in the starting lineup – there’s nothing that beats the feeling of watching one of your players succeed. You can see

I recently went back through Malcolm Gladwell’s Masterclass. To put it simply, I am a Gladwell aficionado. I’ve read every single one of his books, many of them multiple times. I’ve written and referenced about them on a number of occasions. His 2019 book Talking to Strangers is a book

Over the past 365 days, below are a list of principles I’ve doubled down on, three questions I will consistently ask myself this year, one word I will live by, and 21 thoughts that have resonated throughout the course of 2021. Principles  People are everything Build a close knit community