April 23, 2009
According to Sunil Gavaskar, former cricket captain for Team India, success in any vocation requires Three Ds: discipline, which is more mental than physical; dedication to hours of practice; and determination -- because, as Gavaskar says, during the time when he was playing the game, "cricket wasn't a career option." Today, of course, that last part has changed, with top players earning millions of dollars and corporate sponsors lining up to pay them. At the recent Wharton India Economic Forum in Philadelphia, Gavaskar spoke with India Knowledge@Wharton about his career, how the business side of cricket has changed, and what he has learned about teamwork and leadership along the way.
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The Wharton School held the 13th Annual Wharton India Economic Forum on March 21, 2009 in Philadelphia. This event is a leading business forum for thought-leaders, professionals, alumni, faculty and students to discuss the unprecedented opportunities that lie in India's way and the challenges that need to be addressed to realize these opportunities.
Source: Knowledge@Wharton Interviews