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‘On to the next’: Masai Ujiri not losing sleep over Kawhi Leonard’s exit - The Globe and Mail
Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri says there’s no need for fans to be concerned over the departure of NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard. He’s already working on his next plan.
basketball  departures  Kawhi_Leonard  Masai_Ujiri  next_play  Toronto_Raptors 
july 2019 by jerryking
Kawhi’s silence was golden for making a deal without making enemies - The Globe and Mail
CATHAL KELLY
PUBLISHED JULY 7, 2019

"Never let anyone outside of the family know what you're thinking.". Vito Corleone.
basketball  Cathal_Kelly  closedmouth  cunning  deal-making  Kawhi_Leonard  lessons_learned  NBA  silence  smart_people  taciturn  Toronto_Raptors  wisdom 
july 2019 by jerryking
The N.B.A. Draft Needs a Men’s Wear Makeover - The New York Times
June 26, 2015 | NYT | Vanessa Friedman

Yet all this dress-up seems to me to distract from the purpose of the moment, and the real skill being celebrated (and signed). That belongs to the men in the costumes, and it is both subtle and elegant: an ability to understand space and geometry and manipulate a ball in ways that are as complex and exact as the seams in a perfectly made suit.

So shouldn’t they wear the clothes to match? The best suits are the ones that act as a background to the persona inside, and which frame the, well, frame to its ultimate advantage.
mens'_clothing  athletes_&_athletics  basketball  NBA  African-Americans  suits 
june 2015 by jerryking
Kobe’s competitiveness ‘scares a lot of people that are just comfortable being average’ - The Globe and Mail
JON KRAWCZYNSKI
MINNEAPOLIS — The Associated Press
Published Monday, Dec. 15 2014
Bryant has been compared to Jordan for a long time, in part because he dared to chase him. Where Bryant is every bit Jordan’s equal is in the tenacity that has kept him going through a torn Achilles tendon, bone-on-bone friction in his knees and now the painful rebuilding of a proud franchise.

“His competitiveness drives him in the off-season to work to be able to play at the level he plays,” Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders said. “His competitiveness during the games to dominate offensively and defensively and then his competitiveness of wanting to win. He’ll challenge teammates if need be and will do whatever it takes to try to get that edge.”

It’s the only way Bryant knows. And he learned by studying the best.

“I think when you look at Michael’s [Hall of Fame] speech,” Bryant said, referring to a speech in which Jordan cited those who he perceived to have gotten in his way over the years. “People really got a chance to see how he ticks and it scared a lot of people, right? But that’s just the reality of it. You can’t get to a supreme level without channelling the dark side a little bit.”

Bryant’s willingness to embrace the darkness has, in his own eyes, cast him as one of the league’s villains.
NBA  athletes_&_athletics  competition  competitive_advantage  basketball  Kobe_Bryant  competitiveness  Pablo_Picasso  averages  tenacity  injuries  dark_side  villains 
december 2014 by jerryking
Bell Canada acquires Raptors’ behind-the-scenes show, Open Gym - The Globe and Mail
JAMES BRADSHAW - MEDIA REPORTER
The Globe and Mail
Published Sunday, Nov. 30 2014

Most major networks have launched mobile apps that stream live and on-demand content from dozens of channels, such as CTV, Global and Sports-net. Rogers Media Inc. president Keith Pelley said earlier this year that streaming TV to mobile devices is now “table stakes” for the industry, and predicted every network will be available on every platform within a few years.
mobile_applications  Bell_Canada  Toronto_Raptors  sports  basketball  MLSE  Bell_Media  Sportsnet 
december 2014 by jerryking
Steve Ballmer’s New Game - WSJ - WSJ
Nov. 2, 2014

What does machine-learning mean?

MS. LANGLEY: Do you see money to be made in technology? What is exciting you?

MR. BALLMER: All the money in tech is made, essentially, in five areas. Devices; Apple and Samsung are the two most profitable companies. No. 2 is selling to IT departments, enterprise software, another asset Microsoft has built up. The third is selling telecom subscriptions. Fourth is selling to marketing departments. Google and Facebook are only two companies that make significant money selling to marketing departments. Microsoft’s probably the third-largest. Last, but certainly not least, is mating buyers and sellers. What Amazon , Airbnb and Uber do. Creating these marketplaces and taking a fee.
Steve_Ballmer  Los_Angeles_Clippers  basketball  Microsoft  match-making  Amazon  Airbnb  Uber 
november 2014 by jerryking
The uproar over racism and the NBA - The Globe and Mail
JOE FRIESEN
The Globe and Mail
Published Monday, Apr. 28 2014,
Donald_Sterling  NBA  basketball  racism  bigotry 
april 2014 by jerryking
New MLSE boss the man with a basketball plan? - The Globe and Mail
Apr. 26 2013 |The Globe and Mail | Jeff Blair


TORONTO —

Published
Friday,
MLSE  basketball  appointments  entertainment  sports  CEOs 
may 2013 by jerryking
Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, on the ‘Next Play’ Philosophy - NYTimes.com
By ADAM BRYANT
Published: November 10, 2012

Prioritization sounds like such a simple thing, but true prioritization starts with a very difficult question to answer, especially at a company with a portfolio approach: If you could only do one thing, what would it be? And you can’t rationalize the answer, and you can’t attach the one thing to some other things. It’s just the one thing. And I was struck by the clarity and the courage of his conviction. He felt it so deeply, and there wasn’t a person in the audience that day who did not take that with them as a lasting memory.

Q. Are there certain expressions that you find yourself repeating at work?

A. Sure. The first one has essentially become the unofficial mantra of LinkedIn, and it’s not something I came up with. It’s something I read and loved and decided to use. And it’s two words: “next play.”

The person I borrowed it from is Coach K [Mike Krzyzewski] of the Duke Blue Devils. Every time the basketball team goes up and down the court and they complete a sequence, offense or defense, Coach K yells out the exact same thing, every time. He yells out “next play,” because he doesn’t want the team lingering too long on what just took place. He doesn’t want them celebrating that incredible alley-oop dunk, and he doesn’t want them lamenting the fact that the opposing team just stole the ball and had a fast break that led to an easy layup. You can take a moment to reflect on what just happened, and you probably should, but you shouldn’t linger too long on it, and then move on to the next play.
LinkedIn  leadership  CEOs  portfolios  priorities  basketball  defensive_tactics  offensive_tactics  next_play 
november 2012 by jerryking
Peter C. B Bynoe Addresses Conference
April 1992 | HBS Bulletin | by Jeffrey Lazar.

* The concept of independence and self-determination is basically a myth for entrepreneurs. We all work for somebody--shareholders, customers, advertisers. Although we try to maximize out destiny , int eh final analysis, the marketplace dictates whether we succeed or fail
* Commit yourself to excellence and not to money.
* Be innovative, take chances and stay honest to oneself and others.
* Know when you need help and whom to ask for it, and get out when you realize that the market is turning against you. Never be too proud to fold your cards.
* Take responsibility for one's actions. Your bank account at the end of the year is the determining factor. No finger-pointing!
* Don't take "no" for an answer!
* Judge people by the content of their character not skin colour.
* Have fun. Enjoy the work that you do.
African-Americans  entrepreneur  HBS  alumni  exits  false_pride  blaming_fingerpointing  entrepreneurship  NBA  basketball  J.D.-M.B.A.  rules_of_the_game 
august 2012 by jerryking
Kids need jobs, not basketball
July 18, 2012 | Toronto Sun | By Megan Harris.

If political and community leaders really want to help young people in troubled neighborhoods break the cycle of high unemployment, teenage pregnancy and poverty that provide fertile breeding environments for gangs, they should stop building basketball courts and recreation centres.

Throwing taxpayer dollars at recreation centres and basketball gives these political leaders a false sense of accomplishment....What kids living in these communities need at a very early stage of their lives are opportunities to expand their horizons beyond their immediate surroundings and community.
African_Canadians  basketball  false_sense_of_accomplishment  Junior_Achievement  politicians  pregnancies  role_models  teenagers  Toronto  unemployment  young_people  youth 
july 2012 by jerryking
The Weekend Interview with Jalen Rose: From the Fab Five to the Three Rs - WSJ.com
DECEMBER 31, 2011 | WSJ | By STEPHEN MOORE.
From the Fab Five to the Three Rs
After 20 years of basketball fame and fortune, Jalen Rose returns home to Detroit to promote school reform and parental choice.
Detroit  charter_schools  basketball  NBA 
december 2011 by jerryking
The 'H' Word - WSJ.com
APRIL 12, 2007 | WSJ | By LIONEL TIGER.

The coercive trend is that ordinary African-American males earn decreasing amounts of money compared to women of their community. They are more accident-prone, more imprisoned and have frailer family lives than women do. Is this why they smoothly call them whores, out of desperate resentment at their own ineffectuality?

There are structural reasons for this beyond the craven crumminess of popular culture. When African and Arab slavers captured people for the New World, they preferred to break up families. Subsequent slave-owning policies sustained that pattern. As well, many slaves were taken from West African societies in which biological mothers and fathers didn't necessary share child caretaking but mother and her brother did. When I lived in Ghana years ago, Christian families with father and mother in the household were called "same muddah same fadduh" in the street. It's likely that continuities persist, as they certainly do in Caribbean societies.

There's also a massive contemporary reason for the invidiousness many African-American men feel in the presence of women -- their relative failure in a school system which broadly favors females. By college age, there is a sharp fall-off of male enrollment in general and of African-American men specifically.
Colleges_&_Universities  slang  basketball  women  family_breakdown  athletes_&_athletics  race  languages  profanity  misogyny  African-Americans  gender_gap  slavery  masculinity  Afro-Caribbeans  disrespect 
november 2011 by jerryking
The Business of Sports: Here Come the Technocrats
September 16, 2006 | Wall Street Journal |By Russell Adams |
As senior vice president of operations and information, Mr. Morey's first job was to modernize the ticket-sales operation. He tapped a Cambridge company called StratBridge Inc. to install technology allowing the sales team to visually analyze, in real time, who the customers are, where they're sitting and what they're willing to pay for tickets.
sports  analytics  Octothorpe_Software  NBA  basketball  data_driven  Moneyball  MIT  StratBridge 
october 2011 by jerryking
Grant Hill's Response to Jalen Rose - NYTimes.com
March 16, 2011, 1:47 pm
Grant Hill’s Response to Jalen Rose
By GRANT HILL
sports  basketball  Colleges_&_Universities  rebuttals  Duke 
march 2011 by jerryking
NBA's Marbury Takes His Game to China - WSJ.com
JANUARY 28, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By LORETTA CHAO. An
NBA Problem Child Packs His Baggage for China. After Playing the
Garden, Why Is 'Starbury' In Taiyuan? It Must Be the Shoes
China  athletes_&_athletics  sports  basketball  branding  personal_branding  shoes 
august 2010 by jerryking
Annals of Innovation: How David Beats Goliath: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
May 11, 2009 |The New Yorker | by Malcolm Gladwell. How
underdogs create opportunities by first understanding their strengths,
weaknesses, and the rules of the game, and then changing the rules....To Gladwell, the story illustrated how traditions become blind spots. “Playing insurgent basketball did not guarantee victory. It was simply the best chance an underdog had of beating Goliath,” he wrote. “And yet somehow that lesson has escaped the basketball establishment.” The anecdote became the opening passage of the book David and Goliath, another fixture on bestseller lists....A few years ago, Ranadivé wrote a paper arguing that even the Federal Reserve ought to make its decisions in real time—not once every month or two. “Everything in the world is now real time,” he said. “So when a certain type of shoe isn’t selling at your corner shop, it’s not six months before the guy in China finds out. It’s almost instantaneous, thanks to my software. The world runs in real time, but government runs in batch. Every few months, it adjusts. Its mission is to keep the temperature comfortable in the economy, and, if you were to do things the government’s way in your house, then every few months you’d turn the heater either on or off, overheating or underheating your house.” Ranadivé argued that we ought to put the economic data that the Fed uses into a big stream, and write a computer program that sifts through those data, the moment they are collected, and make immediate, incremental adjustments to interest rates and the money supply. “It can all be automated,” he said. “Look, we’ve had only one soft landing since the Second World War. Basically, we’ve got it wrong every single time.”
anecdotal  basketball  batch_processing  blind_spots  books  coaching  creating_opportunities  decision_making  economic_data  innovation  interest_rates  Malcolm_Gladwell  massive_data_sets  money_supply  overlooked_opportunities  rainmaking  real-time  rules_of_the_game  strategy  strengths  Tibco  underdogs  U.S._Federal_Reserve  Vivek_Ranadivé  weaknesses 
may 2009 by jerryking
Magic Johnson and Larry Bird: Two Boys Who Made the Midwest Proud - WSJ.com
APRIL 6, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | By JAMES TOBIN. When Two
Boys Made the Midwest Proud Thirty Years On, the NCAA Final Between
Magic and Bird Calls to Mind the Best Days of a Fading Region
basketball  sports 
april 2009 by jerryking
A young mogul attempts to crash the NBA's owners' club
Tuesday, November 28, 2006 The Wall Street Journal, By Adam Thompson and Jennifer S. Forsyth,
entrepreneur  African-Americans  basketball  NBA  moguls 
march 2009 by jerryking

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