9 Reasons Why You Should Hire Athletes

21 May 2020 James Sullivan

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The Fortune 500 is an annual list compiled and published by Fortune magazine. The list ranks the top 500 U.S. corporations as per their gross revenue.

In 2015 the top 5 were: Walmart, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Berkshire Hathaway, and Apple.

In 2020 the top 5 doesn't look too different: Walmart, Exxon Mobil, Apple, Berkshire Hathaway, and Amazon.com.

When reading these lists I think of old grey haired billionaires like Warren Buffet or tech geniuses such as Steve Jobs.

In 2015 I came across the following stat, which changed my whole perspective and blew my mind:

  95% of Fortune 500 CEOs played college sports!

I looked into it a bit more and discovered the following:

  • John Donahoe, CEO of Ebay: 'Basketball Junkie' at Dartmouth.

  • Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo: Played cricket at college in India.

  • Walter Robb, CEO of Whole Foods: Played Soccer at Stanford.

  • Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America: Crazy about Rugby and played at Brown.

The list went on…

I doubt we will ever know for sure how accurate 95% is.

Either way the following 9 reasons are something I agree with and truly believe in. 

Enjoy:

Do you believe playing sports helps you to do better professionally?