We do think founders should be treated like athletes, going for gold really hard.
You never realize as an athlete there’s going to be an end until the end comes.
Smart founders are going anywhere to find talent.
I’m a big believer in the notion that to know where you are going, you have to know where everything has been.
I think when you start talking about selling a company or a company wants to buy you, then you start thinking about how much money you’re going to have. That’s insidious because it saps your will to continue.
A lot of people over the last couple of seasons have fallen prey to the unstoppable force Usain Bolt brings to the table. And they just become subdued. That’s not who I am. I’m not going to allow myself to become a subdued character.
When I realized I was having a baby boy, I wanted him to know that I’m there in his life: ‘Dad loves him. Dad’s always going to support him and be there for him.’ I don’t want him to have to worry about anything.
Off court, I’m easy going.
In fact, I am a bit apprehensive about biopics on sporting personalities in our country after seeing a few films. But my biopic is not going to be the same; it’s completely different.
I am never going to be made a Dame doing Dot.
In the stadium, when it is very noisy, you only have a limited influence as a coach. You need players on the field who understand the plan and who will talk to the guys when things are not going well.
Critics are just what they are. They’re going to pick at the positivity of things.
I’m always doing that, going off at a tangent.
If I am given an opportunity to fight for my freedom, then I am going to fight for it.
I don’t believe anything is going to happen until it does, until you see your name on a paper or it actually happens and you have something in your hand.
I’m not my sport, and I know I’m not going to run forever.
My mom is my biggest supporter. She’s been there since day one. She’s always going to have my back.
What is it really going to amount to if I go out there and run against Usain when he is not at his best? That is not a great storyline. It is not a race I would like to go out and win.
Kobe’s going to challenge you and push you. If you have a certain fire, a love for the game, that doesn’t bother you.
Every year, I laid out a strategy of what I was going to do, and I was very successful. In 2003, I wanted to take the world by storm, and I did that indoors. In 2004, I wanted to run fast; I did that. In 2005, I wanted to be dominant, and I did that as well.
For me, as a 19-year-old kid going to L.A.? I ate whatever I wanted. I ate all the fast foods, the sweets – that was nothing to me. Now, I’m very conscious of what I eat.
There are not going to be medals passed out to everybody in the world. It is going to be passed out to one person, the champion.
Anyone who loves the game is going to be sensitive about their craft.
If you look at our original business model with the verticalized law firm, a lot of these companies that have this kind of full stack model are not going to survive. A lot of these companies, Atrium included, did not figure out how to make a dent in operational efficiency.