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This connection between sports and capitalism is reflected in and emphasized
by our metaphorical language connecting sports and work. No metaphor is more
powerful than competition and the idea of the competitive market as a winner-takes-
all, no-holds-barred dogfight.

The quote explains what is written in the paragraph above it in the journal's article. As it is provided here, the quote relates to Enterprise & Economic Development Glossary definitions of gameful activity, sports analogy, and capitalism. The following quote is also from the article: Sports are competitive by definition. They determine their winners by their constitutive rules; they are what Alfie Kohn calls structurally competitive because the whole point of their structure is to determine a single winner, or at least when to give up trying to select one and declare a tie. (source of quote) Who is Alfie Kohn? (answer)
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The best practitioners are, first and foremost, skilled political players.
Practitioners refers to economic developers. Also the Enterprise & Economic Development Glossary defines practice of economic development and political factors in economic development. Also, see glossary alphafile: P for listings under #political.
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To produce means to combine materials and forces within our reach. To produce other things, or the same things by a different method, means to combine these materials and forces differently… Development [or entrepreneurship] in our sense is then defined by the carrying out of new combinations.

The American is published as an online magazine by AEI (American Enterprise Institute) The 2010 article quotes Joseph Schumpeter with emphasis on entrepreneurship. Schumpeter is credited with coining the term economic development in 1911, the year referred to in the article as the first publication of his theory. Entrepreneurship is a key component of enterprise development. In terms of community economic development, the phrase, to produce, that begins the above quote refers to the work aspect of community defined as . . . a place where people live, work and share things in common (source of quote). The definitions of production and productivity relate to the term produce.
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We need to find a location within an hour's drive time from this city's commercial airport .
Surely words spoken by an enterprise developer at some point, but in this case is a representative quote of how projects to search and find locations for companies on the move are introduced to site selection teams by pointing to a place on, for example, a transportation map.
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A goal is a dream with a deadline"means that a goal is a dream fitted to reality, with a deadline for its accomplishment.
A goal is a dream with a deadline : extraordinary wisdom for entrepreneurs, managers & other smart peopletitle of a book by Leo Helzel. The quote above, however, is from an article at The Big Apple (www.barrypopik.com) which explains the etymology and various uses of the phrase, a goal is dream with a deadline, which is also quoted in 200 Best Entrepreneurship Quotes Ever at Bizopy.com. Goals and objectives are both future intentions.
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In a perfect world what poor countries at the lowest rungs of economic development need is not a multi-party democracy, but in fact a decisive benevolent dictator to push through the reforms required to get the economy moving.
An article titled Dictatorship is the best path to development expounds on Moyo's remarks with comments both pro and con. The article is at Debatewise.org.
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