Recommendation: Joe Marchese on the attention economy

This is an interesting piece from REDEF on what happens next in the competition for our ears, eyeballs and thoughts, with a link to a reading list at the bottom. Recommend. Organic food became a multibillion-dollar industry as people took a greater…

New axes (play your own game)

As in “axis”, plural – sorry if you’re disappointed. We can’t win at everything. The good news is that you’re in charge of what you’re competing on. Kids find this hard to learn, but it’s true: if you’re not racing,…

When there’s no competition left

96-year-old Roy Englert runs 42-minute 5K to shatter age-group world record. Englert, 96, runs 5000m in 42:30.23 to set age-group record. Virginia native already held the records in 800m and 1500m. … Englert, a retired attorney, credits his late-career success…

Champion, or Ways to Win (1)

There are a couple of types of champion: Noun 1 A person who has surpassed all rivals in a sporting contest or other competition [as modifier] ‘a champion hurdler’ [OED] This is the winner, the vanquisher of foes. We all enjoy…