One of the best blogs I have read recently talks about the Sports of Business:
In sports, you know who your opponents are. You know when you are going to play a game. You know pretty much how long the game will last. It’s mentally and physically exhausting if you are at the top of the game, but it still pails at the effort required to be successful in business.
The sport of business isn’t divided into games. It’s not defined by practices. It doesn’t have set rules that everyone plays by.
The sport of business is the ultimate competition. It’s 7x24x365xforever.
Mark talks about competing and having an “edge”. My favorite one:
The edge is getting so jazzed about what you do, you just spent 24 hours straight working on a project and you thought it was a couple hours.