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How to Record a Holiday Classic

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With chestnuts roasting on an open fire and children watching mommy kiss Santa Claus, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… song season! Yes, the December holidays mean it is time for the glut of holiday music that comes with it, and the inevitable debates over… Continue reading How to Record a Holiday Classic

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Reflections on a Magical Wales Team in Euro 2016

First, let me begin this article by saying that I am not from Wales; unlike my colleague Christopher Harris at World Soccer Talk I did not come from the country or have immediate family grow up there.  There are branches of my family tree from Wales but the majority of my heritage is from Italy,… Continue reading Reflections on a Magical Wales Team in Euro 2016

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My Writing to Date During the Euros and Copa America

First, you may have noticed that my writing has been rather light during one of the busiest soccer times of the year. You are right, but it is for a good reason. Recently we had a recent addition to the family that has taken my focus away from my writing (and sleep) and more towards family… Continue reading My Writing to Date During the Euros and Copa America

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How I Learned a Leadership Lesson from My Daughter’s Fairy Tale

Maybe it is an age bias, but children's books these days are richer and more engaging than those of my youth. I think a large part of it is that the change in media has impacted children as much as it has adults - what entertains them needs to be flashy and have a sharper… Continue reading How I Learned a Leadership Lesson from My Daughter’s Fairy Tale

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The Atlantic, CEO Characteristics, and Its Impact

In this month's issue of The Atlantic, one of their sidebar articles focused on the latest studies on the characteristics of corporate CEOs.  Among the things that caught my eye, as well as some sports-related comments: There's a 1 in 2 chance that a CEO will have an MBA.  We know about the rise of MBA… Continue reading The Atlantic, CEO Characteristics, and Its Impact