7 Causes of Job Search Depression and How to Prevent it

Success is all about mindset, and so is failure. When you’re searching for the perfect job to further your career, it’s easy to become a sore loser and to feel frustrated, because the game hasn’t played out as planned. In failure, you often learn the key ingredient to success and one of the crucial elements […]

How to Increase Your Sports Industry Knowledge

There are multiple components necessary to thrive in a sports career. You can’t get by with just a passion for sports and your infectious charisma, you need more than that, you need skills, knowledge and a network. Your skills are developed by education and internships, methods to learn first-hand how to complete the various tasks […]

Duke Athletics Should Be Ashamed of Themselves

Here’s something for Millenials to get fired up over while enjoying their organic Sea Foam Greens smoothie from Whole Foods. (That’s not a dig, it’s my personal favorite variety) The overall unemployment rate has been under 5% since May of 2016, which in economic terms is considered full employment (Yippee!). Alas, everything isn’t so bright for […]

Social and Emotional Benefits of Playing Sports

The physical health benefits of playing sports are countless. In addition to being entertaining, it’s scientifically proven that sports activities are good for your heart and your brain. What’s rarely mentioned is that playing a sport can improve your social and emotional skills. Social and emotional development for kids is important to prepare for the […]

Five Warning Signs an Athlete is Struggling with Addiction

Athletes have skill and talent and are often in great physical shape. They usually have a competitive side that keeps them at the top of their game. Unfortunately, that competitive streak can often lead to both stress and injuries. The pressure that athletes, both scholastic and professional, are under to perform well and to beat […]

The Women’s Football BOOM!

In recent years gender equality in sports has made impressive strides, advancing societal expectations to a point beyond “football is for young men,” and “artful dance is for young women.” And while women’s soccer (football) is no where near as popular on the global stage as the men’s game, the popularity curve is still trending upwards, […]

Turn Your Love of Sports into Your Side Hustle

For those who work in the sports industry, their jobs started with a love of sports. Being a professional fan is a large part of working in a field that revolves around players, statistics, and teams on a daily basis. Even if you aren’t working within the sports industry full-time, you can turn your love […]

This Fan Rap Video Broke My Will. Introducing Chicken Noodle Coop.

Each week I receive around 20-30 emails from people asking me to share their content on our blog. About 90-95% are never published. Some are worthy contributions, most are complete junk and others fit into a different category that resists labeling. Right around the Super Bowl I received my first ever fan rap video, from […]

ESPN Layoffs Include Many Familiar Names

Changing times in sports broadcasting have resulted in ESPN’s second round of layoffs in less than two years, this time including names familiar to the fan base, including longtime NFL reporter Ed Werder on the eve of the NFL draft. “A necessary component of managing change involves constantly evaluating how we best utilize all of […]

How to Leverage Emerging Markets in the Global Sports Economy

While developing an Executive Search business across emerging markets, I always received exaggerated respect from locals for my achievements in handball and alpine skiing, sports that most of them know nothing of. A recent Nielsen survey, showed China leads the world in its passion for sports (96% of people in China are positively interested), followed […]

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