The Cult of Branding: In Which the $252 Million Eddie Haskell Goes Full-Tilt Leona Helmsley

This is the podcast of the Management by Baseball weblog entry for Dec. 9, 2007. It uses a New York Times article exposing some of Alex Rodríguez' business practices as a landlord and some of his charitable activities to discuss The Cult of Branding, one of the more silly, and sometimes actually destructive, cults around. It also discusses why it came about, what was actually god about personal branding, and how it can lead to unintended coneuqences in the work world.

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Negotiating Florida Marlins’ Style: Beinfestival of Torture

This is the podcast of the Management by Baseball weblog entry for Nov. 29, 2007. It's a baseball example around the Marlins' peddling of young star Miguel Cabrera and how negotiation techniques don't always conform to the conventional wisdom about markets & their effect on negotiation behavior.

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Dancing With The Stars: Baseball’s General Managers Side with Innovation Over Comfort

This is the podcast of the Management by Baseball weblog entry for Nov. 11, 2007.

It's about innovation, how it comes about, and points of resistance to it.

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