The Perils of Our Quest for Perfection

Modern managers often act more like coaches, hoping to take us into ‘the zone’

When children are taught how to play tennis they first learn how to prepare their racket — and their minds. Photo by Oliver Sjöström on Unsplash

By Andrew Hill

The final chapter of the late Philip Roth’s last novel Nemesis describes a golden afternoon of athletic achievement by the book’s tragic hero Bucky Cantor, as he demonstrates to his students how to throw a javelin. It is a…

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