An excellent article that illustrates our penchant for glorifying Gatsbyesque charlatans:
The intriguing and mysterious saga of the Wilpon and Madoff families. I’m not sure what happened here, but the story is gripping. If Wilpon knew so little about investing (which may well be the case), that’s one more confirmation how con-men can push the buttons of anyone in their narcissistic drive for money and power.
This analysis is interesting, thoughtful, detailed, and perceptive. The author is a thinker and researcher. I enjoyed reading it to get an insight into how to think about predicting trends and future directions. It’s football, but applicable to life.
This is a devastating piece on this sports war between the rich and richer.
This is a wonderful story about a friendship through baseball.
This is a moving story, a pitcher who gave up 12 million dollars, because he wanted to do the right thing and keep his self-respect. Inspiring.
The Rowing Team
Yeshiva University decided to put together a scull rowing team. Unfortunately, they lost race after race. They practiced for hours every day, but never managed to come in any better than dead last. The head of the Yeshiva finally decided he couldn’t stand any more embarrassment so he sent Yankel to spy on Harvard’s team.
So Yankel shlepped off to Harvard and hid on the bank of the river from where he carefully watched the Harvard team as they practiced.
When Yankel returned to the Yeshiva he proudly announced to the head.
“I have figured out their secret,”
“They have eight guys rowing and one guy shouting and we have eight guys shouting and one guy rowing.”
I feel pretty good about my golf game now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sERwdGY_ITU&feature=player_embedded
This is quite a moving story: http://www.cbssports.com/video/player/play/nfl/CdypPOxkRyMWxJjEkoxYqBr_XWjB6WQe
A Roman charioteer was actually the most well-paid athlete in history.
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