Spectator sports

Seth Godin Blog

Every year, we spend more than a trillion dollars worth of time and attention on organized spectator sports. The half-life of a sporting event is incredibly short. It turns out that this insignificance and the ephemeral nature of sporting events is the heart of their appeal.

We are wrong about millennial sports fans

McKinsey

Millennials enjoy sports just as much as members of other generations. It’s the way they consume sports that matters. Our Insights

When Sports, Kids, and Relationships Collide

Martinka Consulting

This is not about sports, but it’s based on the April 5, 2019 Wall Street Journal’s sports page, which had an article about former UCLA and NBA player Earl Watson and his goal to coach college basketball, preferably at his alma mater. The post When Sports, Kids, and Relationships Collide appeared first on Martinka Consulting.

Stop Comparing Management to Sports

Harvard Business

Often, when I’m asked to give a speech on strategy at some company event or conference, I find that one of the other speakers is a former professional sports player. Good management is not like a competitive sport. Why sports metaphors are damaging.

Leading a Company That Wants to Change Lives through Sports

Strategy+Business

Think high-profile consumer goods, and sports apparel comes quickly to mind. For the last few years, the world's fastest-growing major sports apparel enterprise has been Adidas.

The CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods on Becoming a Gun Control Advocate

Harvard Business

Ed Stack, the chief executive of Dick’s Sporting Goods, decided after the Parkland school shooting to pull assault rifles and high-capacity magazines from all of his company’s stores. The controversial choice hurt revenues. But the retailer weathered the storm, thanks to inclusive and thoughtful decision-making, careful communication with all stakeholders, and a strategic shift to new product lines.

Predicting Business Success and Sports Drafts – A Crapshoot

Martinka Consulting

Sports are exciting because of upsets. The post Predicting Business Success and Sports Drafts – A Crapshoot appeared first on Martinka Consulting. We were trying to help a young friend of the family with his job search (before and after insisting he meet with Matt Youngquist at Career Horizons). Whether it’s just him or because he’s a millennial but he was pretty full of himself.

Why Sports is the Next Digital Innovation Hub

1 to 1

Yesterday at Advertising Week in New York City, MLB, NBA, and NFL executives shared their thoughts on the evolution of customer engagement in major league sports and why they’re experimenting with new technologies from live video to virtual reality.

Sports & StrengthsFinder – Using Strengths to Build Strong Teams

Leadership Vision Consulting

Having worked with numerous high level sports’ teams I know coaches would rather have this information than not have it at all. The post Sports & StrengthsFinder – Using Strengths to Build Strong Teams appeared first on Leadership Vision Consulting.

Why Sports Are a Terrible Metaphor for Business

Harvard Business

The buzz around the biggest game in America’s biggest sport is, as always, about more than football. Even as high-minded a publication as The Economist gets caught up every so often in the connections between sports and business. So the question becomes: What can sports in general, and football in particular, teach us about competition and success, talent and teamwork, value and values? Here’s what’s wrong with making analogies between sports and business.

What Baseball Can Teach You About Using Data to Improve Yourself

Harvard Business

Analytics Sports Digital ArticleGet better at getting better.

Socialism May Work in Sports but Not in Business

Martinka Consulting

In the NFL, and other pro sports, the league has a salary cap that teams must adhere to. The post Socialism May Work in Sports but Not in Business appeared first on Martinka Consulting. It’s to promote parity and it’s worked. Over the last 10 years only five of the 32 teams have a cumulative winning percentage of.600 or higher.

Moneyball for engineers: What the semiconductor industry can learn from sports

McKinsey

R&D leaders can boost productivity by using advanced analytics to create stronger, faster engineering teams. Our Insights

Brussels Enters Lockdown, Warns of "Paris-Style" Attack, Airport and Sporting Events Closed

MishTalk

Brussels faces an imminent threat of a Paris-style Islamic State terrorist attack, authorities warned, as the city shut down its metro system and shopping malls, canceled sporting and cultural events and told people to avoid gathering in large groups. “ Authorities canceled sporting events and cultural activities around the Belgian capital. Officials in Belgium have "precise information" that Brussels faces a "Paris-Style" Attack. In response Brussels Enters Lockdown.

Rupert Murdoch, the NFL, and the Negotiation That Remade TV

Harvard Business

Negotiations Competitive strategy Sports Digital ArticleThe deal turned Fox into a powerhouse.

Rupert Murdoch, the NFL, and the Negotiation That Remade TV

Harvard Business

Negotiations Competitive strategy Sports Digital ArticleThe deal turned Fox into a powerhouse.

Who’s the Most Important Member of an NFL Franchise?

Harvard Business

Leadership Managing people Assessing performance Hiring Leading teams Talent management Sports Digital ArticleQuarterback, coach, GM, or owner?

Sports Writer Robots; Will an AI Robot Writer Win a Pulitzer Prize?

MishTalk

Robots are continually in the news. Here’s an investigation of the shape of things to come for robotic journalism. In … Continue reading → Economics

Moneyball for engineers: What the semiconductor industry can learn from sports

McKinsey

R&D leaders can boost productivity by using advanced analytics to create stronger, faster engineering teams. Our Insights

Marketing or Football… Which is Harder?

The More Clients Blog

Uncategorized Action Plan Marketing Football football player Human Interest Linda Howard Cheers marketing Patrick Summar professional football player professional services SportsBeing a professional football player is a hard job.

Sports Leagues Eye a Future with Streaming Partners

1 to 1

I remember where I was when the Jacksonville Jaguars were losing to the Buffalo Bills 3-27: in the kitchen, feeding the cats with one eye on my laptop.

Video Gaming Levels Up into a Sport

Strategy+Business

E-sports has emerged as a force on the entertainment and media landscape slowly -- and all at once. As a media business, e-sports has a compelling set of attributes. The demand for live events is spurring construction of dedicated e-sports venues.

Putting Customers at the Heart of Your Brand to Create Passionate Fans: What Microsoft Learned About Customer Engagement in the Sports Industry - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM Microsoft

Harvard Business

At Microsoft, we continuously collaborate with businesses in an industry whose customers already self-identify as fans: sports. For billions of people around the world, sports are a matter of passion, touching lives by offering a depth of human engagement unparalleled in other activities. FOX Sports: real-time fan engagement around the world. In sports, every second matters. For more information, visit www.microsoft.com/digitaldifference and view Sports Reimagined.

B2C 28

The keys to esports marketing: Don’t get ‘ganked’

McKinsey

Esports is fast becoming one of the most popular spectator sports for young US men. But brands looking to capitalize should first learn the complex rules of this new, global game. Media & Entertainment Insights

Sports 112

Andrés Iniesta’s Farewell, and How to Make Endings Count at Work

Harvard Business

Quality Sport Images/Getty Images. Professional transitions Sports Digital ArticleThe game had ended. The applause had died down, and people had gone home. His work was done, now he could rest. So he took off his cleats and he sat down. Someone took a picture , and it went viral.

MBB Firms

Management Consulted

While MBB means men’s basketball to many avid sports fans, those in the consulting world know the acronym also stands for the holy grail of consulting firms: McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group, and Bain.

The Olympics Needs a New Business Model

Harvard Business

Business models Sports Central & South America Digital ArticleThe 2016 Summer Olympic Games are opening in Rio de Janeiro amid environmental and health concerns ranging from the Zika virus to polluted competition waters.

Bain 58

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Has a Game Plan

Strategy+Business

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver presides over one of the most successful professional sports leagues in the world.

Stop Having One-Night Stands With Your Marketing

Henry DeVries

Marketing is a team sport. If you want your small business to really grow, it’s time to move on from that frenzied blur of fads and find a real marketing partner, and a plan, that you can commit to

Fielding high-performing innovation teams

McKinsey

Innovation is a team sport. For projects to succeed, they must be staffed with the right combination of talent. Here is how to ensure your initiatives have the players they need to win. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights

Seth's Blog: Just the good parts

Seth Godin Blog

" "I want to play varsity sports, but I need to be sure I'm going to make the team." Seths Blog.Seth Godins riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread. About. Archives. Subscribe. Recent Posts. "Oh, Oh, thats just a hack someone put together.". The sophisticates. Q&A: Purple Cows and commodities. Colors or numbers? Words are hooks, words are levers. Mumbo vs. Jumbo. Death and Taxes, 2014. The opposite of anxiety. Stoogecraft.

Seth's Blog: Reality is not a show

Seth Godin Blog

The media-pundit-advertiser industrial cycle has discovered that turning life into a sporting event (with winners and losers, villians and heroes and most of all, black and white issues) is profitable. Seths Blog.Seth Godins riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread. About. Archives. Subscribe. Recent Posts. "Oh, Oh, thats just a hack someone put together.". The sophisticates. Q&A: Purple Cows and commodities. Colors or numbers? Words are hooks, words are levers.

In the Workplace of the NFL, the Players Hold the Upper Hand

Harvard Business

Labor Talent management Sports Digital ArticleJohn Leyba/Getty Images. “We can’t have the inmates running the prison.” ” With those emphatic words at an NFL owners meeting in New York on October 18, 2017, Houston Texans owner Robert C. McNair set off a firestorm.

Amazon By the Numbers: Cyber Weekend Spending, Prime Accounts, Online Share, P/E

MishTalk

Amazon sports some pretty startling numbers. Let’s dive into various reports for a close look. more…). Economics

Majora Carter and Josh Hanagarne: leading underserved tribes

Seth Godin Blog

Big tribes, rich tribes, tribes that change elections or root for sports teams get a ton of press. Seths Blog.Seth Godins riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread. About. Archives. Subscribe. Recent Posts. "Oh, Oh, thats just a hack someone put together.". The sophisticates. Q&A: Purple Cows and commodities. Colors or numbers? Words are hooks, words are levers. Mumbo vs. Jumbo. Death and Taxes, 2014. The opposite of anxiety. Stoogecraft.

Nordstrom's Critical Condition - Henman Performance

Henman Performance Executive

I don’t see shopping as a sport, pastime, or pleasure. About Linda. Client List. Newsletter. Executive blog Contact Us. Nordstrom’s Critical Condition. by Linda Henman on June 4, 2013. I’m not a shopaholic. In fact, I represent the antithesis of one—whatever that is. I go to stores because I can’t get everything online. When I do go to a department store, I am mission driven. You’d have to be asleep to miss my focus and determination.

How Scientific Thinking Won the Women’s World Cup Title

Markovitz Consulting

As Sports Illustrated reports , that’s precisely what Ellis did: vowing to unlock more creativity in the attack, Ellis launched a period of experimentation (with formations and new players) that proved an old adage: Real change can be an ugly and uncomfortable process long before it becomes glorious.

Sports 198