How To Launch a Career in Sports Analytics

Data driven decision making. This terminology is common vernacular to anyone in the typical business world. Decisions on marketing efforts, revenue projections, advertising, supply lines – are all rooted in data mining. No guesswork, no assumptions, no hypothesis, important business decisions are made only after crunching and interpreting the available data. The same decision making […]

5 Ways Running Can Help You Get a Promotion

Time to lace up those sneakers that have been sitting in the closet and go get the new job or promotion you’ve been gunning for. It could happen! Running has lots of benefits, including improving mood, reducing stress, and boosting self-confidence. Running just might help your work life, too. Here are five reasons running could […]

5 Traits an Intern Can Learn from Successful Sports Stars

Do you know how Venus Williams turned out to be a successful businessperson? Yes the tennis ace, Venus Williams is also the proud CEO and founder of EleVen (clothing brand) and V Starr Interiors (interior design company). The 7-time Grand Slam winner is more than just an amazing athlete, she also has extraordinary leadership traits. […]

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 […]

Maybe Thinking Big Isn’t Right For Your Sports Career

Listen to enough career advice speakers and you’ll hear a similar refrain – something along the lines of think big. To be truly successful you are supposed to have massive dreams, overwhelming thoughts of grandeur and visualize great importance in your future. Even the magnets you stick on your refrigerator remind you to “aim for […]

What it Takes to Manage a 19,000 Seat Sports Arena

No matter what realm of the sports industry you choose to pursue, expecting a normal work existence is an exercise in futility. “One of the biggest things I look for right out of the gate is that a candidate knows what they’re getting into,” says Adam Cook, General Manager of the Moda Center, Home of […]

Appreciating The Importance of Sports Analytics in Hockey

My college professor used to say that statistics without analytics is like knowledge without action. You can have all the information in the world, but what will you do with it? More importantly, if you understand the purpose, will you be able to interpret it correctly and make the right decision? The goal of analytics […]

Why Coaches Need to Focus on Building Positive Relationships

As a coach you are often in the public spotlight, despite the level you teach, because sports are highly competitive and religiously watched industry in the United States. Coaches are often criticized and evaluated by fans, parents, upper management and the media about their win-loss record which is often out of their control. You can […]

Skyrocket Your Interview Success by Caring About Your Appearance

It might be hard for us to accept, but we all make split-second decisions about the people we meet based upon their appearance. It’s in our DNA for us to quickly identify if that person seems like a threat, what kind of personality they have and if they are part of our tribe. This ancient […]

Golf, Technology, and Your Next Job

Ever since the 15th Century when the first Scottish guy hit the first ball with the first club, the game of golf has benefited from technological innovation. Early golf balls were rudimentary at best, either carved from wood or made by stuffing a leather pouch with feathers and cow hair. By the 1800s, if you […]

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