(Red Sox pitcher John Lackey tips his hat to fans after pitching a brilliant game that ultimately won the World Series for the Boston team this year. His relationship with the fans underwent a complete reversal in a period of 12 months. Photo courtesy of Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images.)
Republished from Xconomy
By BILL AULET
Success in business is out of reach to those who aren’t already blessed with plentiful advantage, so goes the conventional wisdom. A similar stereotype in sports is that you either have talent or you don’t. But the story of a once-maligned pitcher’s World Series victory upends both of these stereotypes, and has great lessons for entrepreneurs.