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William Walton “Bill” Sharman was an American professional basketball player and coach. He is mostly known for partnering with Bob Cousy on the Boston Celtics in the 1950s in what some consider the greatest backcourt duo of all time. Cousy made the plays, and Sharman who has been called “the greatest shooter of his era,” made the shots. As a coach, Sharman won titles in the ABL, ABA, and NBA, and is credited with introducing the morning shoot around.
Posted on 5/25/2016 at 7:00:00 AM
This is take from a post by Jack Clark at Qazztek.com
A president of the United States is much like an entrepreneur. The United States is in many ways a gigantic company and many of the lessons Washington learned on the road to the presidency and afterward can be applied to business.
Posted on 5/17/2016 at 6:00:00 PM
The film opens with the foreshadowing ticking of hundreds of clocks inside Dr. Emmett Brown’s house turned laboratory. Marty McFly is the first character we meet. He is a typical seventeen-year-old who has befriended the strange doctor and enters the home looking for the Doc and his dog. Marty finds the place empty but it greeted with a phone call from the doc. The Doc informs Marty that he has a new invention that he wants to show him and that he needs Marty to meet him at one o’clock in the morning at the local mall parking lot. Mid conversation the barrage of clocks chime eight o’clock. A delighted doctor notes that he has accurately set the clocks to all go off exactly twenty-five minutes late. This remark signals to Marty that he is late for school. He takes off on his skateboard, hitching rides off the back of cars. Before entering the school, he is met by his girlfriend Jennifer who warns him that a school administrator is watching for him in order to hit him with his fourth tardy in a row. Their attempt fails and they both end up with detention slips. The school administrator warns Marty not to keep hanging around with the doctor. He also says that he shouldn’t waste his time auditioning with his band for the school dance since none of the McFlys ever amounted to anything. Here are some business lessons from the movie.
Posted on 5/10/2016 at 6:00:00 PM
U2 has been a highly successful group throughout their history, with more than twelve studio albums and over one hundred and fifty million records sold worldwide. They have also won twenty two Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This did not happen overnight, however, and the band has had many troubles along the way. With a dream in mind and instruments in hand, U2 created a legacy that people will never forget.
Posted on 5/3/2016 at 6:00:00 PM
Andrew Carnegie, is considered by many to be one of the men who built America, not only figuratively but in one way quite literally. He was born in Dunfermline, Scotland, November 25th, 1835. He fit the iconic image of the ‘American Dream’ quite well. Having come from a very humble background only to beat the odds and rise to the heights of fortune and success. Carnegie made a name for himself as an elite businessman, tycoon and philanthropist.
Posted on 4/26/2016 at 6:00:00 PM
Willie Mays, born William Howard Mays, Junior on May 6, 1931 in Westfield, Alabama, was named baseball's second-best player of the century, in step only behind Babe Ruth. He was awarded 12 golden glove awards, two MVP awards, Rookie of the year, and holds the record of most hits in the All-Star games with 23, having played in 24 games. But how does a man who starts in such humble beginnings become one of baseball's greatest players of all-time? Hard work, determination, and a great love of the game.
Posted on 4/19/2016 at 6:00:00 PM
Baseball is known as America’s pastime. It is a game of both recreation and intense competition, for youthful faces as well as seasoned hands. Baseball is a game riddled with statistical scrutiny and beliefs in curses and jinxes. In this chapter we will examine Baseball’s legendary beginnings, the sport’s growth and expansion in the United States, and some of the unique aspects of the game.
Posted on 4/12/2016 at 6:00:00 PM
Francois Auguste Rene Rodin, known as Auguste Rodin was born November 12, 1840 in Paris to a working class family. He began drawing when he was about 10 years old. He was mostly self-educated. When he was 14, he entered the Petite Ecole, a school for artists and mathematicians. He attended this school until he was 17. During his time at the school, he studied under Horace Lecoq de Boisbaudran. This teacher had a unique perspective in teaching. He believed in developing his student’s personality so that the student observed the world with their own eyes and drew from their memories. Even later in his life, Rodin was appreciative of this teacher’s approach.
Posted on 4/5/2016 at 6:00:00 PM
Arguably one of the greatest lawmen to ever ride across the plains--and the silver screen--Clint Eastwood is a name that every person knows. He is one of the greatest actors of the past 50 years and has shown us what it means to be a man, both through his characters and his life.
Posted on 3/29/2016 at 6:00:00 PM
Albert Schweitzer was known for his work in education, music, philosophy, religion, and other fields. He was raised in a family very devoted to religion, art and education. His father was a protestant minister, and many of his relatives were academics. Schweitzer was born in Germany on January 14, 1875, but he later obtained a French citizenship. He was raised speaking an Alsatian dialect. He is probably best known for earning a Nobel Prize in 1952 in philosophy for his essay entitled “Reverence for Life.”
Posted on 3/22/2016 at 6:00:00 PM