Pat Riley's end game
Yes, Pat Riley!
At bar mitzvahs, he's been the only adult on the dance floor of kids, leaving when the music stops and he's covered in sweat.
So perhaps it’s no surprise that PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi says the best piece of career advice she’s ever gotten is “assume positive intent.”
Um, uh, this is, like, totally interesting
I should probably start using this. Now I've got to check out the book this was excerpted from.
Great read. Lots to think about here.
I know I'm recommending a bunch at a time. It's because I've read these great articles already and want them to be read. What a great breakdown.
Harden and other established stars with excellent footwork are no different than legendary pitcher Greg Maddux. Throughout Maddux’s Hall of Fame career, he made a strong case that he was born with superhuman accuracy — this is a man who threw a 76-pitch complete game — so umpires gave him the benefit of the doubt on borderline strike calls.
The same can be said for Harden, whose herky-jerky footwork only helps his case in avoiding travel calls or getting whistles when there’s contact. Maybe there are instances when it actually was a travel — like a Maddux pitch that looked like it painted the corner but should’ve been a ball — but the player’s rep gave him wider room for error.
This might just be the best article you'll read in some time.
In other words — and this is the hard part — if you want to be productive, you need to spend time doing things that feel ridiculously unproductive.
This appetite for “optimal newness” applies to other industries, too. In Silicon Valley, where venture capitalists also sift through a surfeit of proposals, many new ideas are promoted as a fresh spin on familiar successes. The home-rental company Airbnb was once called “eBay for homes.” The on-demand car-service companies Uber and Lyft were once considered “Airbnb for cars.” When Uber took off, new start-ups began branding themselves “Uber for [anything].”