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Art of the Deal

Donald Trump wrote a book called Art of the Deal, which underscores my belief that there is more art in our work than science.

“Art” is somewhat synonymous with years of experience, i.e. past experience which has influenced the response by CHA to two similar, but different, recent situations.

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FINA Dryland Training Guideline Request

May 25, 2011 Cornel Marculescu, FINA Executive Director       Dear Mr. Marculescu,  My name is Scot Hunsaker and I am president of Counsilman – Hunsaker which is an international aquatic engineering, planning, and design firm.  I had the pleasure of meeting you this past fall in Punta del Este at the 1st FINA World Aquatic Conference […]

Counsilman – Hunsaker Partners With FINA World Aquatics Convention

Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA), based in Lausanne, Switzerland is the sole worldwide sports organization governing swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, water polo and open water swimming. FINA has signed a sponsorship agreement with Counsilman – Hunsaker for the 1st FINA World Aquatics Convention to be held in Punta del Este, Uruguay, September 27 – 29, […]

Word Pictures

Assuming that each of you is familiar with the Rock and Roll legend Chuck Berry, I’ll relate a story about the power of word pictures.  In 1987, a documentary movie, recently on HBO, was filmed about Chuck Berry.  It was his 60th birthday celebration and was performed at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis.  His […]

Doc Counsilman: As I Knew Him

When James ‘Doc’ Counsilman, my coach, mentor and business partner for 25 years, died earlier this year at 83, friends and admirers chose different words to describe the man they knew. Inspiration is the word I choose. His coaching, discoveries and his leadership all left marks in the sport’s history; but I remember the man […]