“Only Way to Do It” – Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez Reveals Secrets to How He Handles Boardrooms

Published 05/06/2022, 12:04 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 08: Sports commentator and former professional baseball player Alex Rodriguez takes part in a panel during WSJ’s The Future of Everything Festival at Spring Studios on May 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Apart from having a successful career in baseball, Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez is also a successful businessman. A-Rod did not achieve it overnight, but he used to invest since his playing days. Compared to his baseball career, A-Rod’s post-retirement is an example for many.

He is the one brilliant student in the class who always understood his assignment. Whether it is the ballpark or business, A-Rod knows how to hit the ball out of the park. For a sportsperson as successful as A-Rod, understanding the business and investments is not a straightforward thing. But that is not the case with A-Rod.

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Recently, in an economic forum in Miami, A-Rod opened up about how important diversity is to run a successful business. The Yankees’ great revealed what he expects in his boardroom meetings.

Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez believes bringing diversity to the table helps run a successful business

Having played for over 20 years in Major League Baseball, A-Rod has already established himself as a successful businessman. With a net worth of over $350 million, the Yankees legend has multiple properties in his name.

MIAMI, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 02: Former baseball player Alex Rodriguez looks on before Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

In a recent interview with Russell Sherman, A-Rod said that having diversity in the boardroom is the best way to run a business. Because if people from different backgrounds are in the boardroom, bring different opinions, which eventually helps the business grow further.

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“The buzzword everyone talks about today is diversity. And people want to do it because they have to, or it is important,” Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez said. “But to me, it’s like the only way to do it because it’s the best way to run a business. Because you need people from different ways of life coming to the boardroom and giving different opinions… You need a little bit of everything.”

Last year, during the pandemic, A-Rod became a part-owner of the NBA franchise, Minnesota Timberwolves. He, along with his billionaire friend Marc Lore, bought the NBA team. Apart from this, he has also invested a huge amount in real estate.

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Keeping your bias aside, on a scale of one to ten, how much will you rate A-Rod’s post-retirement career?

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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