RealClearSports
Advertisement

Pride of Ownership Not So Obvious Anymore

RCS

You are probably not appreciated enough at your work. I don't know you, probably, and so I don't know what you do or how well you do it, but it's likely that you are underappreciated in the doing of it. This is not your fault or anyone else at your work's fault so much as it is just the way it goes -- we do what we do in the silos in which we do it, and as such are generally too busy to notice the work being done by the person to the left, or the right, or in the mailroom or the C-suite or wherever. We don't necessarily all do our best, but we all do what we must, and trust others to do the same. What that sense of socially reinforced responsibility wrings out of us is, in a practical sense, the invisible hand that matters most in maintaining an economy and society that works. Some...

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Boggs Puts a Face on Real Field of Dreams

Anthony Castrovince, mlb.com - January 14, 2013

Every now and then, I'll come across some list of the greatest baseball movies of all-time, and almost invariably, "Field of Dreams" makes the cut.   The preoccupation with this frustrating film confounds me. I usually... more »

Yawn! Yanks Re-signing Yanks a Snooze

Tim Marchman, Wall Street Journal - January 14, 2013

For whatever it matters—and for a club that had problems filling its fancy new park for playoff games last fall, it should matter a lot—the Yankees may so far have had a decent off-season, but they've also had a dull one. A... more »

Lakers' Buss: 'No, We're Not Going to Panic'

Eric Pincus, Los Angeles Times - January 12, 2013

Jim Buss, the Lakers' executive vice president of basketball operations, vowed Thursday that now is not the time to panic over the team's 15-20 start.   Speaking with John Ireland and Ramona Shelburne, who was sitting in for... more »

It's Not Easy Being a Laker These Days

Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times - January 19, 2013

To smile or not to smile? Bench or start Pau Gasol? Use Kobe Bryant heavily or rest him a bit?   The questions keep permeating the Lakers, winners of 17 games, losers of 22, keepers of 11th place in the Western... more »

Heat Doesn't Want to Help Lakers Break Ice

Marc J. Spears, Yahoo! Sports - January 17, 2013

OAKLAND, Calif. – Dwyane Wade figures that the heralded yet struggling Los Angeles Lakers are going to have a breakthrough game soon. He's just hoping it's not Thursday night against the Miami Heat. "As a fan of the game ...... more »