Most successful entrepreneurs are gamblers, strong and courageous. As a consequence, seriously engaged in sports. Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Eugene Kaspersky – we made a selection of entrepreneurs and their favorite sports.
1. Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook
Everything that Mark Zuckerberg touches turns out to be a successful project, if not a startup. The usual jogging near the house, the purpose of which was to get into shape, he managed to turn into a grand flashmob event, aimed at popularizing the Facebook brand and himself. Millions of people fled with him online around the world – they posted their selfies and posted cheerful comments. In addition to running, Zuckerberg is fond of surfing, tennis and rowing.
2. Sergey Brin, the founder of Google
Muscular Sergei Brin completely disproves the stereotype of not sporting geeks. Rollers, swimming, rowing, gymnastics and acrobatics are the incomplete list of sports hobbies of Google’s co-founder. Brin is confident that only sports and physically developed people are able to generate ideas and work effectively. It is no accident that the “Googler” master classes take place not in the office among computers, but in sports halls. It is known that he devoted one of the seminars to his staff not to the methodological methodologies, but to acrobatics.
3. Larry Ellison, founder of Oracle
“I work a lot – let not in the office, but racing on yachts also takes a lot of effort,” – the famous phrase of Larry Ellison. The two-time winner of races on yachts is sure that it was the yachts that helped to temper his character and build a successful IT business. Oracle takes the third place in the list of priorities for Ellison: the first belongs to yachts, the second – to the gym-entrepreneur needs a lot of training to be in good physical shape and achieve results in yachting. According to Allison, yachts are an expensive port, they taught him to think big and not to be afraid of large sums of money.
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4. Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon
Amazon is one of the most innovative companies in the world. In addition, it is very fast, successful and receptive to change. Of the latest innovations – 30-hour work week for large groups. Think, the company began to work worse, not at all – this year the head of Amazon Jeff Bezos managed for several hours to become the third in the list of the richest people Forbes. By the way, the speed and agility of the company in the conquest of the market is explained by the enthusiasm of its leader boxing. Bezos has been working with him since childhood – ever since his stepfather first brought him to the gym. Also Bezos plays tennis and does not hide that he is a fan of Anna Kournikova.
5. Brian Cesky, co-founder and CEO of Airbnb
Speeches at the bodybuilding competitions taught the co-founder and CEO of Airbnb the art of correctly positioning themselves and their product. This experience then more than once helped him to negotiate with investors and partners. “If you do not know how to sell yourself, how can you sell your product?” – Cheeks rhetorically asks.
6. Eugene Kaspersky, the founder of Kaspersky Lab
While employees of Kaspersky Lab within the framework of team building – jump with a parachute, the head of the company is engaged in racing. It is known that Eugene Kaspersky sponsors the Italian team “Formula 1” Scuderia Ferrari. In addition to racing, the businessman follows rugby and football, which is why he financially protects Australian rugby and the football team.