Introducing the SportsBiz Book Exchange

Last year, I read more books than I ever have. I do not think it is a coincidence that it was also a year of tremendously positive growth and evolution. I am 100% convinced that reading more — and better — is a crucial piece of success. In today’s cluttered and chaotic landscape, I think it’s more important than ever to invest time into reading things that make us better people and professionals.

I also love the #SportsBiz and #SMSports communities. I have gotten to know so many of you through Twitter and eventually IRL (in real life ;)).

So today, I’m launching a project that will hopefully bring these two great things together, The #SportsBiz Book Exchange.

Here’s how it will work:

  1. Tell us your name, address, and a book you’re willing to share by clicking on this link.
  2. We’ll follow up with a list of submitted books and ask you to select the ones you’ve already read.
  3. On March 1, you’ll receive the name and address of someone to share your book with. Mail them the book with a short personalized note.
  4. Wait for your book to come.
  5. We’ll repeat steps 2–4 every month or two. You’ll forward the book you received to someone else, with another note.

I hope this will be a way for like-minded sports professionals to share knowledge and expand their network. I think reading and networking are two important pillars to growing your career and hope this exchange will enrich all those who participate.