The business of Bobby Knight

So much of conducting business, of conducting life, is about connecting with others, about utilizing the mind to make real the things we need.  I know that sounds abstract.  Think about it though.  When we go about our business affairs, what we are trying to achieve is personal success and security, nothing more and nothing less.  Whether we work for large corporations or for ourselves, that maxim holds true.

I read an article tonight about Bobby Knight, the legendary basketball coach from Indiana.  I’ve had a love/hate relationship with that guy since my teenage years and it’s all because he reminds me of my best coaches who drove me to the edge.  I played on teams, I captained teams, that won championships.  I’ve had coaches who screamed and yelled, acted like lunatics at court side, and yet somehow I get it.  I get their passion. It  drove me, drove us, to win.

Check out this article from the Wall Street Journal about Bobby Knight.  I always wanted to meet him.  He is the type of coach my parents detested (because they felt their poor boy was mistreated) and who I loved, the guy who never lost sight of the glimmer of hope on the horizon. Don’t let anyone ever tell you life, and business, is not about that.

About Peter Armaly
I get jazzed by automation, big data, and blockchain tech. Business, technology, and fitness are things I understand. Scotch, wine, food, and fiction are things I appreciate.

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