How Does One Effectively Create An Enduring And Successful Team Spirit?

This has to be one of the most enduring challenges for any business whether small or large. I was struck by the Bill Pennington article in the NYT, “The Ski Team That Sleeps Together Wins a Lot of Gold Medals” outlining the … Continue reading

Digital Sports – Bringing A Full Digital Experience to Tennis

For the last couple of years, I have been the owner of a ‘connected’ racquet by Babolat. After a few technical hiccoughs (Connected Pure Drive), I now have a fully functioning and new Babolat Pure Drive Play (left). Outside of … Continue reading

Babolat Pure Drive PLAY – A Dis-Connected Performance Racket…

[Check for the update at the end of the post] With the rise of smart devices, the internet of things and connected objects, we are seeing many brands jump into the foray. For the last few years, I have been able to … Continue reading

Fuelband versus Fitbit #2 – Furious Fallacies

In a prior post, I did a comparison chart between the Nike Fuelband and Fitbit. I looked at the features and benefits of each. I also compared the measurements that each provides in common: calories and steps. The only catch … Continue reading

Wearable Devices – Comparing Fitbit versus FuelBand – hoax or coach

This may be the breakout year for wearable devices. [I see them as part of my top 10 marketing trends for this year]. The wearable fitness tracker market is still somewhat niche, but it is growing rapidly and is projected … Continue reading

Interview with Eric Beard, founder of A Football Report, curated articles on football (MDE65) cc @bearderic

Minter Dialogue #65 This interview is with Eric Beard (left), whom I met at SXSW2013 thanks to my friend Jennifer Preston at the NYT.  Eric is founder and Editor-in-Chief at “A Football Report” (AFR) which has over 300,000 followers on Tumblr. … Continue reading

Ground Control to Major Tom

We will soon be able to evaluate the truth — at least half of it — behind the statement that men are from Mars and women are from Venus. Here are two marvelous assets about the extraordinary voyage of Curiosity … Continue reading

Why I find professional football (aka soccer) so unfortunate?

I am mortified when I see the values of the highest paid and most watched football players and managers.  It’s a disgrace.  Watching the most recent Euro 2012 tournament which winds up tonight, I have been reminded about the way … Continue reading

Male concern for {tennis} balls – Rafa versus Djokovic 2012

Having just spent some mindless hours watching various Roland Garros 2012 tennis matches on the television, there are two things that drive me bonkers. The first are Rafa Nadal’s incessant superstitious ticks.  The hair tuck, the nose wipe, the shirt … Continue reading