The Best Sports Content of 2020
2 minute read · Issue Number 48 · December 25th, 2020
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Welcome to the last newsletter of the year!
I hope you’re enjoying the holidays and the time off with your loved ones.
Since I’m also taking some time off, this newsletter will be shorter.
Today, I’ll only feature some of the best articles and podcast episodes I released in 2020.
The Most Popular Sports-Tech Biz Article:
The History of Racism in Sports
In June, I wrote this article when the BLM movement and the protests against racism took over the world. For the entire history of modern sport, race has been a critical dividing concept, particularly between black and white skin color.
You can read the full article here.
The Most Popular Halftime Snacks Episode:
Strategy in a Sports-Media Company
In October, I released an episode with Farzeen Ghorashy — a former investment banker from Goldman Sachs and the current Chief Strategy and Financial Officer of Overtime.
In 16 minutes, we talked about the transition from a huge financial corporation to a smaller sports-media company, the business model and strategy to grow Overtime, and more.
This episode is the most popular one to date. You can listen to our conversation on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts.
The Best Tech-Oriented Article:
Blockchain Technology in Sports
Two months ago, I wrote a two-part series about the way blockchain technology would take over sports. You should include them in your must-read list. Check out part one here and part two here. You can also read the Twitter thread with the main takeaways here.
The Best Tech-Oriented Halftime Snack:
The Future of Sports Technology
One of my first podcast guests was Harbir Guram — a sports technology expert from the UK.
We talked about the industry's current trends and applications, the challenges of new emerging technologies due to the pandemic, and the future technology in sports.
You can listen to our conversation on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts.
The Best Biz-Oriented Article:
Introduction to Sports Finance
Having basic knowledge in finance and accounting is vital for any stakeholder working in the industry because sports organizations have needs and objectives that require proper money management.
You can read the full article here or check out the main takeaways on this Twitter thread.
The Best Biz-Oriented Halftime Snack:
Finding a Job in Sports
Most people I’ve met agree that getting involved in the sports industry is quite challenging.
In this episode, I talked with Jakob Wikenstaal — the founder of one of the most important platforms to find a sports job in the world — about different ways to get involved in the sports business.
This episode is a must listen to anyone interested in working in sports. You can listen to our conversation on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts.
Thank you for being part of the Sports-Tech Biz Magazine in 2020. I highly appreciate you.
I’ll be back on January 1st with more high-quality content around sports, tech, and business!
Stay safe; see you next year! 😉
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🎙Building Better Sponsorship Partnerships; This week’s Halftime Snack featured John Balkam — the author of 3-Win Sponsorship. In our conversation, we talked about writing, marketing, sponsorships, social responsibility, and more. Come snack with us!
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Until next year,
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