Business lessons from the basketball court

Woman shooting a basketball
Learning is at the core of what I’ve been passionate about over the years, whether it’s on the basketball court or in the business world. Funny how many of my lessons come down to hard work and never giving up.
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What the OBE reminded us about giving thanks

What the OBE reminded us about giving thanks by Nancy Knowlton
Receiving awards that recognize achievements gives one pause to reflect on the many efforts of the people involved in the journey.
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At Buckingham Palace for Dave’s investiture

David Martin and Prince William
The whole process of receiving an OBE is quite quiet and, some would say, mysterious. It turned out to be an amazing day with Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, performing his first investiture, on the Queen’s behalf.
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Always been a blogger

Always been a blogger by Nancy Knowlton
I’ve always shared my thoughts. Today, I continue to be inspired by and write about many interests and passions including education, business management, technology and innovation.
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Taking on new challenges

Open for business sign
After taking some time to consider emerging trends and possible disruptions, it's time to get to work and make some of these big ideas into products and companies that can change the world.
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Confessions of a golf addict

Running hand in grass
For most of my life, I wasn't interested at all in golf.  Now, I'm thoroughly obsessed from a variety of angles.  Never saying never is a lesson I'm glad I keep getting to learn.
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Getting to yes in negotiations

2 people negotiating
If you think about it, most human interactions are negotiations. All but the blandest exchanges lead to a deal, an arrangement, a transaction, a movement - in other words, an outcome.
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Changing the world

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From difficult beginnings to struggles with accelerating growth and competition, SMART was always more than taking a novel idea and making it into a successful product. It was a higher calling to change the world.
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21st-century students and skills

Schoolgirl using tablet computer
Some say the problem with education today is that many stakeholders have mindsets from the 20th century. Many students continue to endure a system that is not adequately preparing them with the skills needed to compete and succeed
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Transforming teaching and learning

Teacher at whiteboard
It's been said that if you had fallen asleep 100 years ago and awoke today, the only thing you'd recognize is a K-12 classroom. While this is often true, a transformation is taking place in hundreds of thousands of classrooms arou
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