Has America Become Too Competitive?

April 2nd, 2013

By Dr. Jim Taylor Let’s be honest. America may be the most competitive country in the world (though China is rapidly catching up). Competitiveness lies at the heart of what has driven our country to become the best on Earth at so many things. Whether the space race, the arms race, the human genome race, […]


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Where Are the Children?

August 10th, 2011

By Dr. Jim Taylor See the photo? A neighbor of mine, Larry Mansbach, emailed it to me because he thought it would make a good blog post. Well, he’s right. The photo was taken on a beautiful July Saturday afternoon at the fields and playground of an elementary school in Marin County (please hold the […]


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Get Ready for Your Big Event

July 6th, 2011

By Dr. Jim Taylor The Wimbledon Tennis Championships just concluded and the Women’s Soccer World Cup is under way. And then there’s you. You’ve worked hard in pursuit of your goals and, hopefully, you’ve achieved at least some of your competitive goals including qualifying for an upcoming big event. You may not be in the […]


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Sports: Become an Emotional Master

May 13th, 2011

By Dr. Jim Taylor Sports can evoke a wide range of emotions, from inspiration, pride, exhilaration, and satisfaction, to fear, frustration, anger, and panic, often in a very short time span during training or competition. Emotions lies at the top of the Prime Sport Pyramid because it has been my experience that they ultimately dictate […]


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Does March Madness Matter?

March 29th, 2011

By Dr. Jim Taylor The New York Times Magazine had a cover story a few weeks ago that posed the question: Does college basketball matter? In answer to this rather existential question, I thought, well, it depends to which college basketball they are referring. Are they talking about the game that’s “all about the Benjamins,” […]


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