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Competition

The Business Model of the Future

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

The dominant myth in business is that competition drives excellence. If everyone's competing, they will work harder and produce more. But there's a problem with this argument: it is wrong.

I Only Got 306 Fewer Reps Than Talayna

Lisbeth Darsh | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisbeth Darsh

Some people might argue it takes courage to sign up for the CrossFit Open and do the Open workouts. But it also takes courage to get a low score on an Open workout and submit it anyhow.

A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Duke Energy Goes After Solar in South Carolina

Anne Smart | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green
Anne Smart

Remember your childhood fables? A wolf in sheep's clothing is still a wolf. These monopoly utilities disguising themselves as solar advocates are still just monopolies looking out for their bottom lines.

The Final Four & Business: A Playbook for Success

Jim Moffatt | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Jim Moffatt

Bottom-line, your playbook must account for change and disruption. In a sense, the surest way to keep your playbook flexible is to always look for ways to innovate. Innovation is often treated like a buzzword in business

The Grown Woman Series: Competition

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 04.01.2014 | Women
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

The reality is that there was a time when the presence of even one woman was considered a serious disruption in the workplace. If you have time to waste, do a search for some of the old training videos addressing this issue.

Surviving the CrossFit Open

Kimberly Meskimen | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Meskimen

There was that sharp, metallic taste of blood in my mouth (apparently, this can happen after an extremely intense work out). I was huffing and puffing like a birthing water buffalo. But I was alive. And I felt amazing.

Dreams Worth Having: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

Setting the Bar for Global Excellence

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 03.11.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

The global epicenter for discussions about wireless innovation, entrepreneurship and investment is not in Washington, D.C. this week where Japan's Sof...

Why Giving Matters in Business

Karin Volo | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Karin Volo

So what's happening to make such radical changes in the way we do business? People want a bigger purpose now -- for themselves and for what they choose to support.

Are the Olympic Games Too Dangerous?

Justin Vanderleest | Posted 03.03.2014 | Sports
Justin Vanderleest

What should we think of a competition where one in three of the world's best athletes are sustaining injuries from which they may never fully recover?

5 Areas That Will Continue to Challenge Entrepreneurs in 2014

Kari Warberg Block | Posted 03.03.2014 | Business
Kari Warberg Block

Speaking from experience, being an entrepreneur is a huge responsibility.

How Collaboration Is a Solution

Karin Volo | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Karin Volo

It's time to create amazing companies as the standard, not the exception! True employee engagement revolves around the people, their passions and their purpose.

6 Keys to Success From an Olympic Champion

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.07.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

As Bode prepares for the 2014 Winter Olympics, he has stunned just about everyone -- except perhaps himself -- with a remarkable start to the race season. This path leading to Sochi not only provides a compelling narrative, but it also offers valuable insights on what it takes to find success in any walk of life.

Designer Milkshakes

Emily Elyse Miller | Posted 04.06.2014 | Taste
Emily Elyse Miller

A milkshake competition between award winning pastry chefs -- I'm in! The first episode of the Chicago Restaurant Pastry Competition was just released...

Transforming Jealousy of Other Women into Feminine Power

Sara Avant Stover | Posted 03.30.2014 | Women
Sara Avant Stover

Women who identify as spiritual people tend to have a very hard time admitting to themselves that they are jealous, especially of another woman's success, beauty or power. When jealousy arises, it tends to "go underground," and every single woman has experienced that result.

5 Olympian Mindsets to Achieve Greatness

Steve Siebold | Posted 03.30.2014 | Sports
Steve Siebold

Most people are aware that Olympic athletes must be in impeccable physical condition, but what about the mental component of competing in the Olympics?

5 Lessons About Youth Sports From an Athletic Prodigy

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.29.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Mikaela Shiffrin is, at only 18 years old, the top slalom ski racer in the world, a favorite for Olympic gold in Sochi, and a veritable fount of lessons that athletes, coaches, and parents can learn from to help athletes achieve their competitive goals.

What Scares Me Most About Applying To College

Lizzie Turovsky | Posted 03.25.2014 | Teen
Lizzie Turovsky

In addition, it is true that with every generation there is a new voice, a new pianist prodigy and a new gold medal Olympic athlete. Maybe you'll be one of them, but maybe your passion project will make you just as happy as winning such a title would.

Athletics: Preparation for the Business World

Jennifer Langione | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Jennifer Langione

The fundamental lessons I learned on the basketball court have shaped the way I handle pressure, success and failure in the business world. Competitive sports equipped me with the tools I need to thrive in Corporate America and beyond.

U.S. Ski Racing Star Mikaela Shiffrin Says It Best: Embrace Adversity

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.16.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

With the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia approaching, more attention is being paid to the sports that don't get the attention they deserve during the three years between quadrennial competition. One such sport is alpine ski racing.

The Overachiever Complex

Quincy Bulin | Posted 03.15.2014 | Teen
Quincy Bulin

I am as guilty of the "overachiever complex" as anyone: I like to do things. In fact, I like to do a lot of things. I've got a "can't stop, won't stop" mentality and I know that for my age, I've accomplished some pretty impressive things. The problem? A lot of other people have, too.

Will Run For Food: Confessions of a Chubster

Anthony Romeo | Posted 03.02.2014 | Comedy
Anthony Romeo

I won't win these races. I will finish behind thousands of other men and women. And that's okay. If I can finish an entire thin-crust pizza, I can finish a race. I am a chubby runner, and I get to keep running for as long as I hate doing it.

Competition Is Everywhere

Amy Yoelin | Posted 02.19.2014 | Teen
Amy Yoelin

Look around your school. What do you see? I'll tell you what I see: the need to have the most expensive clothing, newest phone, most expensive car, et cetera. Think about it. Do you find yourself wanting to one-up your friends? Be honest. I know I have at some point in time.

Results Matter, But to Get Them, Ignore Them

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 02.17.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Of course, you need good results to be successful, but the question is how to go about getting those results and, ironically, the answer is not what parents, coaches, and athletes often think.

Nelson Mandela, Forgiveness and Brothers and Sisters

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 12.09.2013 | Impact
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

How did he do it? How did he see stars instead of bars while in prison? Apartheid, suffering, and twenty-seven years of imprisonment did not stop him from leading a nation through a process of truth and reconciliation.