In Business As in Baseball, the Utility Player Wins the Season

The MVP in incubation is the leader who learns every position

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Put your heart into it — even if it’s right field

When you are a kid, right field is Siberia. It is the wilderness. You are out there on your own when you’re placed in right field. Because, well, few players were left-handed and typically NO ONE hit anything to that side of the diamond. The prevailing theory (at least in the Minor Leagues) was you put your weakest player in right field because while everyone gets a chance to play, you don’t want to lose the game by putting the weakest player in an important position.

Make it your job to be a utility player — because it is!

I know this is a long-winded introduction into YOUR job — managing a business incubator. It’s definitely a utility player job — a little finance, a little mentoring and counseling, a little coaching, a little bit of being a landlord, a little custodial work. Whatever it takes with a building, a client and a program — you’re involved.

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