Suiting Up with Paul Rabil
About This Show
An NCAA, professional, and international lacrosse champion, Paul Rabil splits his time between the gym and office, where he operates companies, oversees a lengthy investment portfolio, and cuts weekly video and audio content. Mashable said, "Talking to Rabil can feel more like a conversation with a business development executive than the average pro athlete." Suiting Up Podcast is an interview style show that explores the playbook of tools, skills, tips, and the psychology for success from some of the world's greatest athletes, entrepreneurs, and entertainers. Previous guests include Bill Belichick, Venus Williams, and Gary Vaynerchuk.
Most Recent Episode
Scott O'Neil: CEO, PHL 76ers, NJ Devils & Crystal Palace F.C.
3 days ago
"Have a passion for the business, have a great management team, and then search for real opportunity." Scott O'Neil is the CEO of Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment (HBSE), a group that manages the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils, and English Premier League's Crystal Palace. Their ongoing vision is to focus on acquiring sports franchises, sports venues, and sports and entertainment properties.
Scott and I talk about the state of the teams in his current portfolio, then dive deep into the operational team at HBSE, the culture they've built, and the sales metrics (or what he calls "touches") they study to improve things like season ticket sales, digital impressions, and sponsorship opportunities.
I asked Scott two questions that I'm constantly working through, as well as observing others' management techniques. First, what does he look for in a qualified candidate, and second, how he balances oversight of multiple properties, strategy, and interpersonal relationships at the office. What he discloses is fascinating (hint: he's big into mindfulness and gratitude).
Hosted by professional athlete and entrepreneur, Suiting Up Podcast is a show that explores the psychology, playbook of tools, and strategies of the most influential people in sports, entrepreneurship, and entertainment.