10 episodes

In Playing Business, DeShone Kizer (DK), former NFL player turned CEO and founder of a tech startup called One of None, and Dan Gardner, co-founder of Code and Theory, will explore how world-class athletes and global celebrities have successfully transitioned from being at the top of their game in sports to becoming leaders in the world of business. Dive into a series of deep conversations around the inspiration, journey, and work that goes into building a real business, explored through the unique lens and personal stories of professional athletes who turn their talents into the world of business and entrepreneurship.
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In Playing Business, DeShone Kizer (DK), former NFL player turned CEO and founder of a tech startup called One of None, and Dan Gardner, co-founder of Code and Theory, will explore how world-class athletes and global celebrities have successfully transitioned from being at the top of their game in sports to becoming leaders in the world of business. Dive into a series of deep conversations around the inspiration, journey, and work that goes into building a real business, explored through the unique lens and personal stories of professional athletes who turn their talents into the world of business and entrepreneurship.
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    Track And Field World Champion Kori Carter Has A Superpower

    Track And Field World Champion Kori Carter Has A Superpower

    Kori Carter is a World Champion track and field athlete and nine-time All-American. Now she’s running into the world of business. On the latest Playing Business podcast, we talk to Kori about her venture helping girls get into sports, taking on business school, partnering with the GOAT Michael Jordan, and finding out what her real superpower is.

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    • 49 min
    Aly Wagner says launching a soccer team is harder than raising triplets

    Aly Wagner says launching a soccer team is harder than raising triplets

    Aly Wagner is a former international soccer player, Olympic gold medalist turned broadcaster, and co-owner of Bay FC. Back when the sport struggled with little exposure and marketing, she highlights the players' self-advocacy as a driving force behind its growth. She also draws an intriguing parallel between the intricate process of starting a soccer team and the trials of parenting triplets, reflecting on the complexities and rewards that come with both endeavors. Her perspective offers a unique look at the evolution of women's soccer and the ongoing efforts to build and sustain professional teams.


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    Instagram: https://instagram.com/deshonekizer
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deshone-kizer-2166731bb/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dangardner/


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    NBA's Channing Frye wants to beat Steph Curry at threes and sell wine.

    NBA's Channing Frye wants to beat Steph Curry at threes and sell wine.

    Dive deep into the mindset of Channing Frye, who thrives on challenges, both on and off the court. From the euphoria of redemption on a Friday night game after a Monday defeat to the tireless quest of breaking Steph Curry's record, we explore what it truly means to be emotionally invested in the game. Listen in as our guest shares candid tales from their NBA journey, including being traded for a fan favorite, becoming an unexpected linchpin of a "people's team," and the exhilarating feeling of being touchable rockstars. Beyond the court, the conversation shifts gears to business acumen, from understanding team dynamics to valuing diverse perspectives. 
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    • 49 min
    NFL's Kelvin Beachum Wants To Be The Guy Behind The Scenes Of Business

    NFL's Kelvin Beachum Wants To Be The Guy Behind The Scenes Of Business

    Explore the hidden dynamics that truly drive industries and innovation, as Kelvin Beachum shares the untold stories of the decision-makers who shape our world. Uncover the art of compounding relationships, the transformational force that transcends social media, and discover how genuine connections propel careers and success.
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    • 27 min
    Premier Lacrosse League's Paul Rabil on the Parallels Between Athletics and Creativity

    Premier Lacrosse League's Paul Rabil on the Parallels Between Athletics and Creativity

    Experience Paul Rabil's dynamic journey as he evolves from a quest for camaraderie in sports to becoming a lacrosse icon. From his initial struggles to excel in the technical sport to leveraging the power of social media for building a fan base and attracting sponsorships, Rabil's path to professional lacrosse is marked by innovation and determination. Drawing parallels between his athletic and creative pursuits, he unveils the adaptable nature of skills honed in sports that now fuel his intellectual exploration and podcasting endeavors.
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    • 51 min
    North Face climber Conrad Anker survived an avalanche and learned to live in the moment

    North Face climber Conrad Anker survived an avalanche and learned to live in the moment

    Conrad Anker, a seasoned climber, delves into the parallels between facing fear on the rock and in life. From managing objective and subjective hazards to the profound human connections formed during climbing. Anker's wisdom emphasizes the importance of humility, presence, and learning from both mountains and people; through his stories of triumphs, setbacks, and the pursuit.
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    • 1 hr 6 min

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It was really enlightening to hear the stories of these accomplished athletes turned business professionals. The lessons that can be learned from discipline and accountability are directly applicable to business and useful for anyone at any level in their careers. The episodes were so diverse in terms of subject matter from one guest to the next which keeps it fresh and interesting.

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