#48: The Great Game of Business with Joel Goldberg
Joel Goldberg is an Emmy Award winning broadcaster. keynote speaker, and published author. He began dreaming of a career as a sportscaster at a young age, always wanting to deliver news of the previous night’s game to his grade school teachers. He’s spent more than a quarter century on television, relying on relationship building to tell athletes’ stories. Joel’s unique access enables him to share lessons learned from the baseball field to the board room as a motivational speaker and to homes everywhere through his business podcast.
Top 3 Takeaways
- Change the game. The latest generation to enter the game has grown up in an entirely different environment. Give them the opportunity to provide input and make an impact.
- Be a switch thinker. Make great use of the the data and analytics you have. At the same time, don’t neglect your intuition and willingness to use both sides of your brain.
- Leg it out. If you want to achieve something in your life, you’ve got to be willing to hustle and make it happen.
From the Source
“The 22 year olds, the 25 year olds right now are totally different than the 20 somethings 10 years ago, and some of that is just the evolution of time, the evolution of technology. The guys that came in 10 years ago had social media, but it was still pretty new.”
“What can you do that's different than everyone else to get ahead? That's the race that's going on in baseball right now.”
“I'm not anti data. I'm not anti any of this stuff. I'm all for change and progress. Don't forget to trust your instincts sometimes.”
“We do need to embrace all of this technology, but I think those that are going to rise above the rest are going to add that human element to it.”
“It's always about the customer. It should always be about the customer.”
“It always will be about wins and losses. It'll always be about your sales sheet and your numbers, but what do people want? What do the customers want? What do the fans want? We have to give them what they want.”
“I tell people all the time, no matter what the profession is, you have to do whatever you can to get your foot in the door.”
Connect with Joel
Small Ball Big Results (Book): https://amzn.to/44iEb3H
Take Me Out to the Ballgame (Right After We Hit the ATM): https://www.playma.com/news/mlb-game-costs-report/