It’s tempting for companies to smack the little guys around. After all, it’s easier to bump off some new startup by spreading FUD than it is to challenge the top dog in your industry! But easy pickings should be avoided, especially when it comes to online communication and social media: It’s far easier for a company to lose mindshare by calling attention to the little guys than it is to gain anything from even the most justifiable argument. That’s why I advise my clients always to punch above their weight.
Baseball may seem inscrutable to the uninitiated, but it’s like no other sport to us true believers. And, as I’ve told my little-leaguer son on many occasions, baseball can teach a whole raft of lessons. I guess nine innings gives everyone a chance to ponder life, so I decided to jot down my own list of nine business lessons I learned from baseball.