From Locker Room to Boardroom
How do rugby players earn a living in the commercial world once they hang up their boots, and how do so many of them become so successful in business? This innovative book explores how former South African rugby players culled certain traits from their playing days and applied them to their enterprises in order to make a successful transition from the rugby field (the locker room) to the business world (the boardroom). Kevin de Klerk, Morné du Plessis, Joel Stransky, Ockie Oosthuizen, Kobus Wiese and HO de Villiers, to name but a few, share the many challenges they faced and the different strategies they employed on the road to establishing the single factor that, more than any other, lies at the root of business success.
The entertaining anecdotes, some of which have never before appeared in print, sound practical advice and pioneering business models make this a must-read for businesspeople, academics and students alike.