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Happy Bartolome Day! Some folks are out of the office for the day, others still working. Here’s a very quick thought to start off the day.

In an instant, even when defeat seems imminent, sometimes you can pivot.

Red Sox down 5-0 in the 8th. Patriots down 27-23 with 10 seconds left to play.

via Adam Cohen

Red Sox win 6-5. Patriots win 30-27. Put the right people in the right places at the right time and you might snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

The hard part, for sports and business alike, is finding the right people, knowing where they are supposed to be, and getting them there when they need to be there (not too soon, not too late).

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