Play Hard, Play Smart, Play Together | The Dean Smith Philosphy | SE

Play Hard, Play Smart, Play Together

“Play Hard, Play Smart, Play Together” is a guest post written by Charlie Leonard. How can you establish a culture of success in today’s business world? Consider following the lead of Dean Smith, the legendary basketball coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels. With close to 900 wins, eleven Final Fours, two national championships, and…

Leading the Sacramento River Cats with General Manager, Chip Maxson

Positively impacting the lives of players, fans, and the city of Sacramento. In this SportsEpreneur Podcast episode, John Priore chats with Chip Maxson, General Manager of the Sacramento River Cats, AAA Affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.  We discuss mentoring, the city of Sacramento, and leading a baseball organization. 

Chip was the 2019 Pacific Coast League Executive of the Year. He led the Sacramento River Cats to the 2019 AAA National Championship. 

John spent time with Chip at Sutter Health Park, the stadium the River Cats call home. Let’s get into this episode: Leading the Sacramento River Cats with General Manager, Chip Maxson on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

Leading the Sacramento River Cats with General Manager, Chip Maxson
The City of Sacramento
Chip’s Background
How the River Cats Positively Impact the Community
From Intern to General Manager
The Mental Side of Minor League Baseball
The Importance of Networking and Education
Winning the 2019 National Championship
The 2020 Sacramento River Cats

Sean Farrell | From Running the Bases to Running a Successful Business

Sean Farrell | From Running the Bases to Running a Successful Business

Getting dirty and doing the work on and off the field. In this episode, we chat with Sean Farrell, CEO of Quality Data Systems and former Minor League Baseball Player for the Oakland Athletics. We discuss the life of a minor leaguer, business lessons from sports, and doing the work.  

Sean learned from a young age that if he was going to make it on the field, he had to get dirty. He has taken those same lessons from the ball field and applied them to the business world.  

Sean proves that if you put in the work, you can knock it out of the park.  

If you are a fan of baseball, hustle, and leadership, you will enjoy this conversation. 

We are excited to feature Sean Farrell on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

John Priore and Eric Kasimov | Bringing Energy to a Team | SE Pod

John Priore and Eric Kasimov | Bringing Energy to a Team

Do you bring a positive spark to your team? In this episode, we discuss bringing energy to a team—in sports and business. 

Positive energy can bring everyone up around you. On all levels of teams, you see athletes join new teams and provide that spark. That kind of spark may be the push that team needed.  

On the other end of it, having toxic individuals on your team can bring everyone down.  

Can these toxic individuals handle losing? Can they fight through the tough times?  

We discuss our experiences with both positive and negative people on our teams.

With the importance of energy in sports and business, we are excited to feature this story on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

John Priore and Eric Kasimov | The Patrick Mahomes Method | SE Pod

John Priore and Eric Kasimov | The Patrick Mahomes Method

Applying the Patrick Mahomes method as a rookie in business. In this episode, we discuss the Patrick Mahomes method and taking the leap. 

Learning from those around you, applying those methods, and taking the leap has proven to be a successful model for one’s career. 

As a rookie in business, John Priore, a content marketer at KazSource chose this method. 

We see the Patrick Mahomes method as an extreme example of this playing out. John followed it and it allowed him to ready himself to take the field. John talks about his experience in following this method. 

While there is no guaranteed path for success, the takeaway is if you can put yourself in a position to learn from the leaders around you, then apply it, and then take the leap, you give yourself an incredible opportunity. 

With our love of business, sports, and stories, we are excited to feature this story on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

Alan Major | Loving the Game of Basketball | SE Podcast

Alan Major | Loving the Game of Basketball

Former Ohio State Buckeyes college basketball coach leads, inspires, and story-tells. Today we speak with Alan Major, college basketball coach, speaker, and author. In this episode, we discuss loving the game and building a foundation for success. 

Alan has coached at UNC Charlotte, The Ohio State University, Xavier University, University of the Pacific, and California Lutheran University. Coach Major currently lives in Indianapolis and is seeking a new coaching gig.  

Alan Major, a veteran leader both on and off the court, has played a key role in successful programs for over two decades. His philosophy is based on empowerment, professionalism, and motivation, and he has helped shape scores of young men and colleagues alike toward personal and collective victories. 

Whether as a coach, a speaker or a leader, one thing remains unchanged: his relentless drive and clarity of vision. With Alan’s experience on the court, he loves sharing his story, journey, and life lessons from the game of basketball. 

With Alan’s drive and knowledge around the game of basketball, we are excited to have Alan on our podcast to share his thoughts with you.  

We are excited to feature Alan on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

The State of Major League Baseball with John Priore & Eric Kasimov | Coors Field

The State of Major League Baseball with John Priore and Eric Kasimov

America’s Pastime. But is baseball just that, a past time? In this episode, we discuss the state of major league baseball.  

While financially, the MLB is growing… there seem to be some issues with the sport.  

As we look ahead, we discuss some of the issues we believe are going on with Major League Baseball. And look at some ways baseball could get back to being that past time so many love 

I am sure the house is divided on the state of Major League Baseball. Regardless of your opinion, we are fascinated by all of it. Do let us know your thoughts and we can feature them on a future episode.