Intrapreneurship: Fuel for Economic Recovery

Intrapreneurship: Fuel for Economic Recovery By Brian D. Goodman   Entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout the U.S. are helping to spark economic recovery through innovation.  Corporate America must now play its role in creating a generation of intrapreneurs, or...

What is Your Winning Percentage?

2013. Two weeks down. Most of us set goals, or “resolutions”, and I am guessing some of us have already reverted to our old ways. I decided to avoid resolutions (new things, new programs, etc) and simply look at a few things that I have done throughout my life (gym,...

People Are Not Always What They Seem…

In the 1940’s, my Dad, Jack Hart (now 85), served in World War II.  One of the early lessons he taught me in life was that people are not always what they seem to be, at first.   While first impressions are often very accurate, it is important that we consider more...

Everyone Is A Leader

As part of my position as a General Manager of a baseball team, I was often asked to speak to various groups in the community.  I spoke to elementary school kids, high schools, little leagues, rotaries, chamber of commerce meetings, American Legion groups, some...

Perfect Practice Makes Perfect

If you know me at all, you know I am a huge sports fan.   My favorite teams are the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, USC Trojans, and Tiger Woods (okay, not a “team”, per se, but still my favorite golfer.) My loyalty to the Lakers started when Magic Johnson...

The High Five

I was at the gym this morning, thinking about New Year’s resolutions.   My goal when I joined 24 Hour Fitness in February 2011 was to lose 50 pounds by the end of this year.   I have passed that goal, and am closer to being down 60 pounds. I plan to lose 50 more in...

11/11/11 A Day of Gratitude…

So much is on my mind today as we celebrate the people who have served our country in our behalf.   Each of us probably knows of several people who served, from parents and grandparents to siblings, friends, spouses, children, etc. Regardless of the war in which they...