28
May
2013

Live Like An NBA Star

NBA StarsA couple weekends ago I was at a beach party in the Philippines.  The crowd comprised locals from the Cebu City region but my friends knew a couple of Americans there they wanted to see.  As we joined this group exchanged pleasantries, I met an NBA recruiter named Greg*. Greg works for one of the great NBA teams–one with multiple championships–and travels the world to find the next NBA superstar.

Greg regaled us with the stories behind the the greatest players (and coaches!) in the league. After listening for a few minutes, I asked a question whose answer may change my life. Or at least profoundly summarize my plan for personal development. I asked Greg, “What is the single best quality in a recruit that predicts his success in the NBA?” Greg answered simply and quickly.

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02
May
2012

Cebu Pacific Air: Worst Airline Ever

Yesterday I returned home from a blissful five days in Boracay in the Philippines.  The trip was perfect, bookended a painful travel experience on Cebu Pacific Air.  A few years ago I lost my patience with the crap to which budget airlines subject us. I am now prepared and financially comfortable with parting with S$50 for a better experience.  But in this case the travel reservations were made by my girlfriend’s friend.  So, I summarily lost my right to bitch.  Nonetheless, here I am.

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