What's a baseball fan to think of the Florida Marlins ? The 11-year-old team is at the doorstep of a second World Series (in Chicago, this fact has people howling at the moon) and yet, most serious sports fans are still somewhat disgusted by the way the team bought up and then dropped talent when it won back in 1997. But is that really a terrible way to run a business? Inc. explored the mindset behind the Marlins in this 1998 essay.
Last updated: Oct 16, 2003
MIKE HOFMAN was previously editor of Inc.com and a deputy editor at Inc. magazine, which he joined in 1996. The site was nominated for a National Magazine Award for Digital Media in 2010, and was named the best business website by Folio Magazine. In 2006, Hofman was part of a team of writers nominated for a Webby Award for best business blog. He lives in New York City. @mikehofman