A year ago, I nervously boarded a flight from Kennedy airport in New York to Portland, Oregon. I would be attending the LGBT Sports Coalition's Summit hosted by Nike. Over 50 leaders in the LGBT sports world would embrace me and change my life forever.
After leaving this latest LGBT Sports Summit -- and ruminating on the movement's progress -- I cannot help but consider the next level. We need to take what we've learned and go big or go home. Here are my top three takeaways.
Are fitness-tracking wristbands a fad? Probably, but the quantified self movement (of which fitness-tracking wristbands are only one small part) is going to be here for a good long while. So get ready... this is just the beginning.
The Washington Redskins and Chief Wahoo are not something said in private. They are as public as it gets. Millions of dollars are made each year by the sale of merchandise with these names and logos prominently appearing. Yet the leagues do nothing.
With all the the talk about Lululemon's "dumpy" new CEO Laurent Potdevin at the helm of the fitness conscious company, it only seems fitting to explore the brand's highly contoured and often copycatted clothing -- and what's made it the most sought after non-athletic, athletic apparel.
Despite the groundswell of evidence supporting the profitability of health and sustainability programs, many executives today are stuck in an old mindset that categorically views such programs as "fluffy" cost centers not profit centers.
Stomping around the grounds of SXSW, I canvassed events from FADER Fort to The Illmore that featured artsits ranging from Sam Smith to Future. As I hopped around from one event to the next, two major fashion trends stood out: neon sneakers and vintage denim pieces.
Only 27 percent of respondents agreed strongly that climate change is a risk to their business -- which is frightening when you think about what that says about companies' level of readiness for the significant changes that are upon us already.
Digital technologies have made our lives instantaneously simpler, for the most part. And as Moore's law of technology posits, it keeps swiftly moving in that direction with smaller items serving as catalysts.
Make stories part of your culture -- and more than that, the integrity of your culture. All-hands meetings can be pivotal here. Stories are often the best way to relate how a company is doing, what people are doing well, and what they could be doing better.
'Hey kid, catch!' If you grew up in the 80s, or you're any avid sports fan who knows what it's like to idolize a player, you'll recall how magically those three words resonated with that nine-year-old boy face-to-face with 'Mean' Joe Green.