When first approached to interview Steve Miller, President and CEO of the Pro Bowling Association Tour (PBA), I was reluctant to put it politely. Bowling for me was always something of a last resort if a date was going badly, a sport in which my average closely resembled what it takes me to get around a links course in — and my golf isn’t that bad!

With my rubber arm dangling over my shoulder, I stepped into the elevator at the Hilton Hotel in Shinjuku, fully expecting my scheduled one-hour interview to last just long enough for the elevator to reach the ground floor and come back to rescue me.

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