We like listening to podcasts at Sport for Business and every now and again we come across an episode that we feel will be of real interest to our members.

Each Thursday we will highlight one such episode that might be of interest when you are out for a walk, on your way home or looking for something that will make you think.

They will mostly be around and about the business of sport, they will come from all over the world and while if you are a podcast aficionado you may have heard them already, it is still something that is of value to those who haven’t.


This week we go back to just before Christmas and an interview on the High Performance Podcast with one of the original creators of the business of sport, Barry Hearn.

His son Eddie is perhaps even better known now for his boxing promotions of Katie Taylor, Anthony Joshua and the wider Matchroom roster, and Barry talks about his son a fair bit, including when they went into the ring for three rounds but ended it after two with Hearn Jr having dropped his Dad on two occasions.

The theme is ten lessons that Hearn feels have been important to him.  They cover success, hard graft, family and plenty more.

There is a great story about one Christmas Eve when he went to the well one last time for sponsorship of an event that was potentially going to drag him under and emerged with something he was not expecting.

It’s entertaining and well worth an hour of quality time.



When you’ve listened to this, you might like to dive into our own Sport for Business podcasts, by clicking on the link below. Our latest id the first of our Business of Football series, in partnership with Sky, where we chat with Mark Scanlon of the FAI and Leanne Sheill of SSE Airtricity about the new League of Ireland campaign.