Comments on: Jeremy Lin: Lessons from the Lin-sanity Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:02:59 +0000 hourly 1 By: Neilwal Tue, 24 Apr 2012 08:55:54 +0000 As usual Jack and Suzy are right on the money. I find this lin-spiring and lin-triguing. Can others be lin-spired?!

By: Brian7799 Mon, 27 Feb 2012 14:59:38 +0000 So a guy came from relative obscurity to NBA prominence, this can’t be the first time this happened. Why are they making such a big deal? I wonder what will happen if next year he is just a mediocre player, how will the media treat him then? Good Luck Jeremy Lin

By: waddle Sat, 25 Feb 2012 18:59:19 +0000 I was going to say that you’d be a great consultant because you make things sound easy to achieve, but in reality they’re really difficult to put in practice. hold’re Jack Welch.

By: communitywatch Sat, 25 Feb 2012 01:43:17 +0000 Thank you
On Cnn this morning Solad is also one of those people that yes she can ,Jeremy lin fame reaches across countries and inspire young people the spirit in sports is what bring us on one accord ,thats even why this oscar weekend a highschool football coach is going to the oscars .Also why a chicago pastor set on a roof for 94 days , Until he can help mentor young black men to get off of crack and believe theirselves

By: DanFarfan Fri, 24 Feb 2012 16:04:51 +0000 Examples of “take them off the bench.”

1) Linitiative: Lead a multi-department team for a special project (instead of an exec) with a definitive beginning, middle and end.

2) Linsight: Answer on paper a specific question (probably about current operations or future potential) or provide the insight into a question as broad as “What do you think about how things are going?” Submitters of worthwhile material will be asked to expand and present.

3) Linterface: Attend 1 month of a weekly (non-HR) meeting normally private to the big bosses to Linteract with the “coaching staff.” When passed the ball, focus should be on asking questions not usually on the table and giving perspective not usually in the room.

Besides the compelling case made by Suzy and Jack and even the 3 (on-theme) practical examples, comes the real challenge — the real place the Lingenuity is needed — overcoming the Lincompetence, Linferiority complexes and Lenvy of the coaches (execs) who must call (and live with) their Lins off the bench.

Here’s my best quicky:
From Pres to her VPs about calling to directors, managers supervisors or below for a Bench project.

“An important part of your job is to groom good employees into great ones. One of your folks getting to center court and bringing some Linsanity is good for your career. It’s a negative reflection on your job performance if you can’t. And if you think for one moment that it somehow diminishes your role in the success of the company that people outside “the club” are literally brought into the room from time to time and ideas from outside the room are given attention let me assure you your understanding of what it means to be my direct report is confused. We here in this room are not a special club with all the wisdom or all the answers. Hell we often don’t even have the right questions, until after the mistakes have been made! This whole company must be the whole team. That’s why these Bench Projects will work to make us tougher competitors.”

(or something like that :-)

By: WeWereWallSt Fri, 24 Feb 2012 14:10:20 +0000 Jack and Suzy, get with the program. Education is out and rap is in: cs.html

Our boys on Sand Hill Road are Ray Charles to the BS. Time to update your curriculum.

By: PastorGeorge Fri, 24 Feb 2012 13:23:45 +0000 Loved the article….