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Murray is Managing Director of Strachan and Partners, a specialist business advisory consultancy, and Chief Executive of Albyn Ventures, a business investment group. He also holds a number of non-executive Chairman and director positions in a diverse range of companies throughout the UK, many of which he is a shareholder in. He is also Vice Chairman of the Entrepreneurial Exchange in Scotland.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Entrepreneurs can learn a lot from Sport!

Entrepreneurs can learn a lot from sport and successful sports men and women. As an example:

  • You need to put more time and effort into training and preparation if you want to succeed. "The more I practice, the luckier I get" Gary Player 
  • Determination - never giving up and turning things around.  A perfect example of this was Novak Djokovic's recent thrilling semi final battle with Roger Federer at the US Open tennis tournament, where he came back from two sets down and two match points against him to eventually win in five sets.
  • Always striving to improve
  • Competition is inevitable and you must learn to cope with the pressures
  • If you work hard, keep doing the right things, then at some point you’ll get a break that will change things!
  • If you want to succeed, you need to push yourself, endure some pain
  • You have to be focused & make sacrifices to get to the top
  • There will be setbacks!  It’s how you deal with these and recover.  A perfect example of this is how Rory McIlroy was earlier this year able to deal with, and recover from, a horrible final day at the US Masters to then win the US Open a few weeks later by a considerable margin.
  • To win, you need reliable people, processes and technology but “to finish first, you first need to finish” Jackie Stewart

Murray Strachan
Murray works with executives, funders and shareholders to recover & create value!  You can contact Murray via his website www.murraystrachan.co.uk or follow him on twitter @murraystrachan

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