On my first day at Shichahai Sports School, the elite athletic academy in Beijing, Coach Chang introduces me to his ping-pong class. “We have a new American student,” he says, peering out from behind the prescription sunglasses he wears indoors. As all eyes turn toward me, I feel a rush of nerves. It’s like day one of kindergarten again, only this time I have chest hair. “He claims he’s been playing for more than ten years,” Chang goes on, “but from what I’ve seen, it looks more like ten days.” The class erupts into high-pitched giggles.
That’s way harsh, dude.
Associate Professor of Economics, North Carolina State Univ.
Sir Alex gets a: Harvard Business School case study. Bonus: one of the: all-time great goals by a Man U. player.
Research done at my university, NC State, confirms what the Wizard of Westwood always taught:: use the glass.
In pre-Obama times, if you didn’t live up to minimal expectations of toughness, courage, and fortitude, you would be admonished