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Pushing My Personal Limits with Innovation

Physiclo Basketball Resistance Tights

About two months ago I came across an article in Engadget about Physiclo, a startup company launched to provide resistance clothing for athletes. I’m assuming their name Phyisclo is a mashup of the words physical + clothing. Cute. As a basketball player for which height and youth are not advantages (I’m about 5’8” and a bit past my 21st birthday ...

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A Lifetime of Innovations

I heard a great story this week about the history of Lifetime Products and how a family member laughed at the founder of Lifetime Products at a trade show demonstrating their first product, repeatedly saying “The basketball hoop goes up, the basketball hoop goes down.” Well twenty years later, he's eating his laughter...

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Lin-sanity, Innovation and The Educated Gut

Though I'm not a Knicks fan, I must admit that I've been caught up in "Lin-sanity": the meteoric (and still very early) rise of Jeremy Lin, an unheralded, journeyman bench player who several weeks ago was on the verge of another cut but has put together the most impressive start for a player's first 5 games in the past 40 years. Better than Bird, Jordan or Lebron. Who could have guessed?

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Basketball's Disruptive Innovation

Of all the changes that have occurred in basketball over the past 120 years since James Naismith invented the game, which is considered the game’s most important? The dunk? The shot-clock? The Laker-girls? All significant…but this particular change could also be considered one of basketball’s true innovations – a game changer that revolutionized the game so dramatically that the previous ...

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