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91: How to Manage Superstars, with Diego Maradona’s Former Agent, Jon Smith

Unlocking the Secrets of Leading High-Profile Talents with Sports Agent Jon Smith

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This week, we dive deep into the world of high-stakes management through the lens of sports.

Today’s guest, Jon Smith, is not just any sports agentโ€”he’s a superagent who has navigated the careers of icons like Diego Maradona and has stories that bridge the worlds of sports, politics, and entertainment.

Episode Highlights:

  • Effective Management Techniques: Jon shares his expert insights on managing high-profile personalities, drawing parallels between leading sports stars and top corporate players.
  • Mastering Negotiations: From securing player contracts to corporate mergers, learn the art of negotiation from a seasoned pro.
  • Talent Acquisition: Discover Jon’s strategies for identifying and attracting top talent, even before they’re considering a move.
  • Diversity’s Financial Impact: Explore how diversity within teams can lead to financial success and why it’s a cornerstone for building wealth.
  • Handling Superstars: Jon discusses the unique challenges and strategies involved in managing some of the most celebrated names in sports.

Join us as Jon Smith unfolds the playbook of managing superstars and shares how these lessons can be transformative for your professional and organisational strategies. Whether you’re a sports fan or a business leader, this episode is packed with invaluable advice.

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Resources

Follow Jon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jon1startist

Read Jon’s book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1472123026

Visit Jon’s website: https://www.jonsmith.co/


General Support with Mental Health and Well-being

If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode, or are currently struggling with your mental health, the following resources may be useful.

 Mind website: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/

If you are feeling in distress or despair, including feelings of suicide, please do consider calling the Samaritans for free on 116 123 (UK) or email jo@samaritans.org (Rest of World)

Resources

All the links mentioned in the show.

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