Category Communications

Liberal Arts

Sociology. Psychology. Theology. Literature. Philosophy. These are noble pursuits of education and thinking and all contribute to our understanding of people and the systems they create. These fields of study help us understand the how and why of the way things are, each from its own perspective. Sometimes liberal arts degrees have a bad reputation […]

Three Types of Problems

People have three types of problems – internal, external and philosophical. Writers, screenwriters, novelists and story tellers use the framework of these three problems to develop their characters. The characters in stories are often complex and that’s what makes them more relatable to the audience. The more the characters seem like us, the more likely […]

Perception vs. Reality

The Tooth Fairy. The Easter Bunny. Santa Claus. Each of these characters were as real to me as my parents and brothers were real. I remember clearly the day I realized these characters were not actually real, they were only celebrated cultural icons. I believed in these creatures. The truth did not matter, however, because […]

Systems: A Work From Home Perspective

Work from home success requires an appropriate physical space and time management skills.

10 Ways to Improve Traveling in Coach that Could Make People Happier

10 things that make traveling via airplane better

Suspense

I’m sitting here writing this blog as I am my wife is watching the Bachelor and I must say one thing they do really well is build suspense (well actually this was last night since I’m posting this on a Tuesday). The entire show is built on suspense. They keep teasing you with little clips […]

Manage UP: How to Manage Your Boss

You’re used to taking orders from your boss – that’s called managing down. Your boss hands down work for you to do or perform. Tasks to be completed. You take that direction as why you’re at your job – to do work. That’s what you do. That’s why you get a pay check – because […]

Celebrate Major Milestones

Celebrating major milestones is as important in sports as it is for family. Anniversaries, birthdays, graduations. Why not celebrate sell-outs, new player contract signings, major championship wins and other major achievements with your fans? Even if you don’t have some kind of formal party or celebration, use social media and interact with them around these […]

Thank You, Fans

Thank you. Two little words with so much meaning. So yes, thank YOU fans of Bill’s Sports Business Blog! It’s been a while and it’s great to be back. I’m not going to be posting daily like I was the last few months of last year, but I will be here more regularly and once […]

Do the Little Things Right

That’s a pretty good way to go right? Isn’t that what coaches teach their athletes? Do the little things right? Fully extend on that particular lift. Cut all the way through to the left on that one gap. Make sure you get all the way to this spot on the floor before you make your […]