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Share Your Passion: The Power of the Pair

While marveling at the wonder of the Jamaica National Soccer Team joyfully warming up in pairs for a Copa America match — jumping, bumping and passing — it suddenly struck me that I’d been hearing all about the power of…

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Mr. Involvement: Vern Glenn’s Sportscasting Journey

Vern Glenn figured out way back in high school in Richmond, Virginia, that he was better at talking about sports than playing them. At 5’ 3”, he wasn’t going to be a star football player, but he dominated every sports…

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Coding for Comedy: Google’s Chet Haase

This is a story about a geek driven to make people think and laugh, a techie whose love of comedy and improvisation shows us that seemingly extracurricular pursuits can help you come into your own. Meet Chet Haase, a top…

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The Prince of Possibility

While interviewing members of Prince’s entourage following his death last month, what struck me, beyond their recollections of his indelible talent, was his voracious appetite for new ideas and his persistence at getting those around him to execute innovations on…

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