The Blog of Eric M. Ruiz

Exploring the differences that make us the same.

4 Lessons From Legendary Coach John Wooden

I am fascinated by a story former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden shares in his book Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections. At the first squad meeting before the beginning of each season, Coach Wooden would take the time to personally show his players how to properly put on their socks. “Carefully roll the socks down to the toes, ball of the foot, arch and around the heel, then pull the sock.. Read More

FC Barcelona and Hiring Internally

In May 2009, FC Barcelona defeated England’s Manchester United 2-0 to claim the UEFA Champions League crown. In addition to their victory over Man U in Rome, the Catalans won the Spanish Cup and The Spanish League to claim their first “treble”. It was a historic and rare feat, one that had only been done four previous times since 1967. Barcelona’s lineup that evening in Rome featured an eclectic mix of superstars, international.. Read More