The Mindful Athlete: An Interview with George Mumford

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By Karan Kumar, HBS Class of 2016 Michael Jordan credits George Mumford with transforming his on-court leadership of the Bulls, helping Jordan lead the team to six NBA championships. Mumford also helped Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, and Lamar Odom and countless other NBA players turn around their games. His successful techniques are available for everyone… Continue reading The Mindful Athlete: An Interview with George Mumford

Game Notes: Nobody Beats the Wiz

Somehow I scored not just good seats , but great seats; the best seats and to Michael Jordan’s last game in Boston, directly behind the Celtic’s bench, close enough to hear Antoine Walker scream “[Explicative]” after missing a key free throw in the fourth quarter. Close enough to grab a Gatorade from the Celtics drink… Continue reading Game Notes: Nobody Beats the Wiz


As my well-tanned fellow classmates were making their way back last Sunday from Costa Rica, I spent the hours of 2.30-9.30am in front of a TV at MIT. Why, you might ask? Insomnia? Jet-lag? No, the more accurate reason would be mass hysteria. You may know (or you may not) that the ICC Cricket World… Continue reading Cricket:

Sports Notes

Referring to Colts QB Payton Manning, Kicker Mike Vanderjagt said “Some guys have it, and some guys don’t.” Interesting thoughts from a kicker that only converted just 23-of-31 field-goal attempts and endured a 3-for-8 slump during mid-season…There have been a lot of great quotes in the NBA this season, but this one takes the cake.… Continue reading Sports Notes


Monday, October 7, 2002 – OB emphasized the gulf in class within the IM Soccer League as they cast aside OH 5-4 with almost contemptuous ease at HBS to put the pressure back on OD. The match was over as a meaningful contest after just 10 minutes, with Miller striking twice to take his tally… Continue reading Full-time: