Doping scandals, fears of terrorism, ever-growing commercialization, etc., etc., etc. It's enough to dampen a person's enthusiasm for the Olympics ... but not mine. I love the Olympics.
Awesome examples of athletic prowess, personal achievement, and successful teamwork abound, and no other athletic event lets us see so much multi-national cooperation, world-wide communications, and great design all over the place. (The uniforms alone are worth a design seminar, not to mention the flags, medals, signage, and all the other paraphernalia.) I'm spending my evenings in front of the TV for a couple of weeks. You could call it research on leadership, globalization, and branding.
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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