1) Great teams can beat great players
They don't always, but they frequently do. And a great team with a few great players who understand their roles? Unstoppable.
2) Great teams have very good coaches
Not many of us would be willing to have our professional futures depend on the performance of a bunch of 17-21 year-old kids who've been told how great they are since birth. Getting the attention of those young men and convincing them to trust their teammates and focus on team success over individual performance can't be easy. But the best teams have coaches with that ability to give and demand respect, listen and convince, and most of all, select players with needed skill sets and develop those required for team success.
3) Experience counts, but only for so much
Customer decisions to do business with you, or not, are an agglomeration of "one and done" business decisions. You won't win every one, but you must win enough of them to be in the tournament every year.
Build a team focused on overall success more than individual records, led by coaches who know how to lead in both familiar and unfamiliar circumstances, and don't think for a minute that your incumbent role can't be overcome by the new kid on the block.
The six contradictions of socialism in the United States of America:
2. Half of the population is subsidized - yet they think they are victims.
3. They think they are victims - yet their representatives run the government.
4. Their representatives run the government - yet the poor keep getting poorer.
5. The poor keep getting poorer - yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.
A young (minority) kid asks his mother, "Mama, what's Socialism and what is Racism?"
"Well,son, Socialism is when working folks work every day so WE can get all our benefits, you knows like free cell phones, rent subsidy, food stamps, free healthcare, utility subsidy, that's Socialism ".
"But mama, don't those folks get pissed off about that? "Sure they do, that's called Racism!"
AND YET, AMERICAN MANUFACTURING IS HAVING A RESURGENCE--IN SPITE OF THE POLITICAL CLIMATE
America's competitive position is improving due to a combination of technology, automation, energy abundance (fracking), and the increasing costs of developing countries as they "develop." e.g., China must deal with deadly increases in pollution, a shortage of skilled workers in the areas where they are needed, and a continuing pressure to behave like a part of the global trading community.
TRUE, ANDY ROONEY WAS PART OF THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA (CBS), BUT HE'S GONE NOW
Rooneyisms - Too good not to share!!
I've learned.... That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.
I've learned.... That when you're in love, it shows.
I've learned.... That just one person saying to me, 'You've made my day!' makes my day.
I've learned.... That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.
I've learned.... That being kind is more important than being right.
I've learned.... That you should never say no to a gift from a child.
I've learned.... That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help him in some other way.
I've learned.... That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.
I've learned.... That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold
and a heart to understand.
I've learned.... That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.
I've learned.... That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
I've learned.... That we should be glad God doesn't give us
everything we ask for.
I've learned.... That money doesn't buy class.
I've learned.... That it's those small daily happenings that make
life so spectacular.
I've learned.... That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
I've learned.... That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
I've learned.... That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.
I've learned.... That love, not time, heals all wounds.
I've learned.... That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.
I've learned.... That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile..
I've learned.... That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.
I've learned... That life is tough, but I'm tougher.
I've learned.... That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.
I've learned.... That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.
I've learned.... That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time before she passed away.
I've learned.... That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.
I've learned..... That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
I've learned..... That when your newly born grandchild holds your
little finger in his little fist, that you're hooked for life.
I've learned.... That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.
I've learned.... That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.