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Top-10 Lakers Games to Watch in 2017-18

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With a four-year playoff drought looming, there are high hopes that the Lakers will manage to squeeze out a big win this year. Backed by fresh talent like Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Jordan Clarkson and Julius Randle offset by established players Brook Lopez and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the Lakers are poised to make an impact.

Check out the must-see games of the regular season…

http://www.lakersnation.com/lakers-schedule-top-10-games-to-look-forward-to-in-2017-18-regular-season/2017/08/14/

Key Characteristics of the Entrepeneurial Spirit

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Being an entrepreneur myself, I know the value of recognizing the factors that fuel this desire to forge new paths. Always questioning, always pushing ahead, always testing the limits…these are in-bred for the entrepreneur. When you have a moment, check out this article by Inc.com. It’s inspiring.

https://www.inc.com/matt-ehrlichman/5-characteristics-of-entrepreneurial-spirit.html

Favorite Shows: How About You?

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People ask me all the time what I like to watch on TV. I don’t have a lot of spare time, but I usually make time for my three favorites:

  • Game of Thrones
  • Suits
  • The Walking Dead

I won’t give any spoilers because I know some of you aren’t caught up, but let me know what your favorite shows are and what you like about them. Do you share my passion for the above three?

Never Stop Learning

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This is one of my career goals: never stop learning.  There are valid reasons for why we should always be striving to know more. You will be happier, you’ll stay humble, and you will become a great leader.

Here’s a great article I came across.

https://www.inc.com/aj-agrawal/4-reasons-why-we-should-never-stop-learning.html

Suits

Suits, the legal drama now in its 7th season, is well known for its witty quotes by Harvey Specter, one of the main characters on the series, if not THE main character.  Following are some of his sayings that even me and you can utilize when you’re in a situation needing some resolve:

  1.  Don’t raise your voice.  Improve your argument.

  2.  Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself.

  3. You’d be surprised what people you trust would do when someone puts them in a position where they think they don’t have a choice.

  4.  Never destroy anyone in public when you can accomplish the same result in private.

  5. Win a no win situation by rewriting the rules.

  6.  Kill them with success, bury them with a smile.

  7. Let them hate.  Just make sure they spell your name right.

  8.  It’s not a problem if you always win.

  9.  I’m not about caring.  I’m about winning.

  10.  I don’t play the odds, I play the man.

  11.   When you’re backed against the wall, break the GD thing down.

  12. I’m against having emotions, not against using them.

  13. The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary.

  14. Winners don’t make excuses.

  15.  I don’t have dreams, I have goals.

Which one(s) are your favorites?

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PG13 to the…..Thunder?

Leading up to this year’s NBA draft, many around the league have been wondering where Paul George (“PG13″), a forward who has spent his entire career with the Indiana Pacers, will end up given his recently stated intentions that he prefers to play for his childhood favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers.  PG13 becomes a free agent after the 2017-18 season ends.  Having grown up in Palmdale, PG13 is familiar with southern California and would love nothing more than to reunite with his childhood dream team.  Several sources who are close to PG13 have indicated his intentions to come back to Los Angeles next year, regardless of which team he is traded to.  So which team won the 1-year rental fight?  The Oklahoma City Thunder, which shed Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis, were the winners here, as they really didn’t give up too many assets and instead they get PG13, a proven veteran All-Star who averaged 23.7 points and 6.6 rebound during the 2016-17 season.   

So who is the real winner here?  I tend to think the Lakers  were smart not to give up assets to acquire PG13 because they feel they are confident they will get him next year in free agency and they’ll be a far better, deeper team when they do.  The Thunder will likely not make it to the Western Conference finals, even with PG13, making it much more likely he bolts from OKC to Los Angeles.   Only time will tell.

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