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I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned it here, but I’m a rabid baseball fan. I love the game. I love to watch it, play it, and coach it. I even like to read about it, and I’ve often felt that you can learn a lot about managing a company from baseball. Jeff Angus feels the same way.

Angus is a former baseball reporter and current management consultant. His blog, Management by Baseball takes lessons learned from baseball news and applies them to business management. MBB is full of well-written, thoughtful analysis and I’ve been learning a lot about both baseball and business as I read it. I rarely go back and read through all the archives of new blogs that I discover, but I find myself working backward through MBB and I’m sure I’ll be disappointed to reach the end.

Dave Kurlan
May 22, 2006 8:22 AM

If you're a rabid baseball fan and you like business books, then Dave Kurlan's Baseline Selling - How to Become a Sales Superstar by Using What You Already Know about the Game of Baseball should be on your must read list too.

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