David’s Blog

  • Harvard Business Review Online Article Recently, our co-founder Dr. David L. Shields, was asked to speak on competition (and decompetition) by the Harvard Business Review.  Here is a link to the full text of that article: http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/02/a_more_productive_way_to_think_about_opponents.html
  • Congress in Deadlock Our political system, from local government through national politics, relies on candidates contesting for votes, and political representatives contesting over policy proposals. It is not surprising that commentators often use sport metaphors when talking about the games of politics. The same insights apply to political contests. Politics can be dedicated to pursuing ...
  • Sport Safety Proposals for improving sport safety are hot topics these days. Injuries are too prevalent at all levels, from the Little Leagues to the big leagues. Beyond equipment and training, True Competition can help you decrease the likelihood of serious injury.
  • Is Tiger Truly Happy? I’ve been reluctant to blog about Tiger Woods. So much has already been said. In fact, when he fell from the pedestal, he could have drowned in the bad ink that he received. But I would like to pick up on a point that has not yet been adequately discussed. In the “true ...
  • Beyond Idiotic Coaching Let’s face it. There are a great many terrific coaches. There are also a lot of idiots. I don’t mean to be derogatory; simply accurate. By “idiot,” however, I don’t mean what the word typically connotes today. Rather, I’m returning to its original usage. In ancient Greece, an idiot ...
  • March Madness March has arrived and with it comes madness. The term “March Madness” was originally coined by Henry V. Porter in 1939. Shortly before the turmoil of WWII, he wrote in the Illinois High School Athlete about the excitement that swept his state in connection with the playoffs. I’m sure he had no ...
  • Welcome to David’s Blog Welcome to my Blog! This is my first post so let me take just a moment to share with you what we’ll be talking about here. The theme for this blog is – competition. This means we’ll be talking about lots of different things – sports, politics, business, love. Competition is everywhere.
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