We have a bad case of hockey on the brain here in Chicago. Our beloved Blackhawks have made it to the finals! What a game is was on Saturday. While I am not much of a sports fan, even I watched the game.
If you follow Carol on Twitter (@caroljsroth), you have seen her posting a lot about hockey. What you might not have seen is this post by Carol on entrepreneur.com “What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Pro Hockey.”
“As we are in the throes of the NHL playoffs, I am spending even more time watching one of my favorite sports (Go Blackhawks!). As I do, it occurs to me how many parallels there are between great hockey teams and great businesses.
Here are a few things you can take away from professional hockey — without having to sacrifice your teeth!
Take Shots, Because It’s a Numbers Game.
It’s not surprising that the famous idiom of “missing 100 percent of the shots that you don’t take” came from a hockey legend — Wayne Gretzky. It’s a fantastic reminder for entrepreneurs. Not only do you need to be willing to put yourself out there and take risks or “shots,” but you need to do so over and over again.”
Read the rest of “What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Pro Hockey.”