In 1626 a Dutchman named Peter Minuit bought Manhattan from the Lenape Indians for twenty-four dollars’ worth of glass beads. This single transaction has been labeled throughout history, “the greatest swindle of all time.”
We have all heard about the importance of measuring performance. After all every professional sport lists it leaders by ranking of an average, points made, and percentage of success. Imagine for a moment if these performance statistics were not kept? The real leaders of the sport would become anonymous, team strategies would be scrambled and worse, the fans would lose the ability to identify with the true heroes of the game. As for the players, how can they improve if they don’t know what they must improve upon?