Softball the secret to success

Throw away all those advice books -- everything you need to know about running a successful company can be learned on the softball field.

Updated: June 2, 2006, 11:40 AM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

Our bookstore shelves sag with the alleged business secrets of successful coaches and managers. Everyone from Joe Torre to Bill Parcells to Pat Riley offers management lessons that can be translated directly from the ball field to the board room.

It's all unnecessary, really. That's because the best place to learn about your employees or co-workers is on the softball field. There are no secrets on the diamond, where every trait both good and bad eventually is revealed. So throw away "Joe ...

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