Aug. 26, 2020

Brendan Harris — Tapping into Major League Players' Full Earning Potential with X10 Capital

Brendan Harris — Tapping into Major League Players' Full Earning Potential with X10 Capital

Tapping into Major League Players' Full Earning Potential with X10 Capital

Former Major League Baseball player Brendan Harris joins Jay and Tim to discuss his role with X10 Capital, a private equity fund that provides athletes with the ability to start tapping into future earnings today.

X10 Capital is headquartered in San Francisco and led by former professional athletes, pro scouts, GMs, global executives, professional investors, and data scientists. We discuss the X10 Capital model and why it makes sense for superstar athletes to partner with a private equity fund early in their careers.

On this episode, Harris takes us through his decision to go to business school shortly after his playing career came to an end, and what the transition was like going from sharing a locker room with players like Mike Trout and Joe Mauer to sharing a classroom with business executives. Harris shares great advice for other pro athletes making the transition into life after sport, including the idea that making high-stress decisions on the field for years can indeed translate to the boardroom.

Listeners won't want to miss our guest's story about getting into Wharton's Executive MBA program and scrambling to fulfill the program's job requirement. The result was not your ordinary business executive role.

To keep up to date on everything Brendan is up to you can follow him on both Twitter (@BrendanHarris23) and Instagram (@b.harris_23). Listeners can also check out X10 Capital at https://www.x10capital.net/

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