The Science of Winning: Lessons from Russian Military History

Nowadays it is fashionable to compare doing business with military strategy: from Sun Tzu to Klausewitz, the book world has lately seen a wave of titles dedicated to the works and teachings of the talented military of the past. While I don’t think doing business in Russia is exactly...

10 ways to kill an organization

I’m talking here about the perfect murder, Hitchcock style. Forget the arson attack on corporate headquarters, or the mysterious disappearance of a company from the annals of history (via a merger and acquisition that merged nothing and acquired everything, including the logo and a name that ceased to exist...

birthday party ideas

A birthday party is fun to organize. You probably do this regularly (especially if your child asks to celebrate with friends every year). Make your birthday celebrations always enjoyable for everyone in attendance. Have a theme for the little ones to follow. To be consistent with the chosen theme,...

2015 fantasy football sleepers

One of the keys to winning your fantasy football league is the ability to recruit Sleepers. “Sleepers” are NFL players who are drafted much lower rounds in their fantasy football drafts than their final statistics warrant. In shopping terms, this is like buying a 22-ounce bottle of Not Your...

Guaranteed fat loss

Cardio is not only an obsession, but also a phenomenon in our community. Everyone from endurance athletes to seniors, soccer moms to weekend warriors can be found huffing and puffing in organized running groups, spin classes at local gyms, or on a treadmill at home. We’re hooked on cardio...

Royal Gorge Railway War

In the 1870s, a small section of the narrow gauge railway it meandered through the cavernous walls of the Arkansas Canyon in the heart of Colorado. Control of this rail line would play out as a major cliffhanger in the state’s mining history and would later be dubbed the...