9 Innings with Jeff Angus

As a former baseball catcher, I found this excerpt and associated PDF useful in thinking about trading success:

“Baseball metaphors run through business speak as easily as Willie Mays ran down fly balls. But too often, writes consultant and baseball columnist Jeff Angus in Management by Baseball (HarperCollins, May), business fails to live up to the American pastime. Fast Company (PDF) shared a bleacher with him at a spring-training game of his hometown Seattle Mariners.”

In the PDF, this line caught my eye:

“It helps to think like a catcher, which is why so many become good managers. A catcher always has the whole play in front of him and can think critically about what he sees.”