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The Controversy of Match Fixing in Professional Sports

Match fixing is the act of purposefully manipulating the outcome of a sporting event, usually for a specific incentive. There are countless slang terms for it, throwing, tanking, flopping, dumping, each of which is usually specific to a designated sport. Regardless of the name, there is no sport exempt from match fixing since it’s as easy as purposefully losing. It [...]

By |February 5th, 2014|Lists, Sport, Uncategorized|1 Comment

20 seconds of insane courage

 (Names have been substituted to protect the identity of those involved) Bob was a towering giant and the company’s marketing director. The marketing director played one of the most strategic roles in ensuring the success of this multinational business.   He was an astute senior manager, experienced and highly qualified (law, science and business) feared and confident. He was very [...]

By |January 29th, 2014|Current Events, Employment, Role models, Uncategorized|22 Comments

Why women make better leaders

Most political leaders, CEOs and other powerful positions in companies are held by men. Yet, time and again it has been claimed that women are better leaders than men. The few powerful women that we've seen in our society are perceived to be lonely, emotional, tough and icy. These perceptions convey the general thoughts and anxieties we have about women [...]