Colleen McKenna: Making a Splash in the World of Sports Design

  • June 1, 2016
  • Author: Chris Whitcomb

Embedded within the early morning practices, coaching clinics and weekend meets are the very real life-long lessons you learn as a competitive swimmer. You learn what it takes to win. You learn what it feels like to lose by a finger length. You learn to be self-directed and independent. You realize the only thing you can control is what happens in your lane. Colleen McKenna learned these lessons at an early age. She started swimming competitively at the age of seven and trained year-round for more than a decade. From local summer leagues in her home state of Virginia, to high school competitions, AAU leagues and even a stint at…

4 Ways Commissioning (Cx) Could Have Prevented the NFL Deflategate Scandal

  • September 14, 2015
  • Author: Brett Farbstein

On September 3, a federal court judge in New York ruled against the NFL, vacating the punishment imposed on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for his involvement in the Deflategate saga. Even if you’re not an NFL fan and don’t watch or listen to sports news, you’ve likely heard about Deflategate—the accusation of the Patriots deflating footballs to gain a competitive advantage during the January 2015 AFC Championship against the Indianapolis Colts. Whether you believe that Brady and the Patriots’ staff intentionally let air out of their footballs or you think it was simply weather conditions and the ideal gas law at work, the dispute over the equipment infraction…

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