May 20, 2015

POP007: How to be the change you wish to see in the world with David Sugarman


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David Sugarman served as a vice president and financial advisor for major investment banks for several years. He has worked exclusively with many successful celebrities and decided to take a risk with the genesis of SugarTime Sports Management. If there is one thing he wants his firm to be known for, it’s the intense focus on discovery of new and untapped talents through his celebrity connections.

Sugarman’s existing relationships create a vast web of opportunities to garner the best possible contracts for his clients. Sugarman takes a very personal approach to working with his clients. He believes in developing strong relationships with not just the athlete, but his family as well. This same philosophy translates into The Agency as well, bringing in the best and most talented to handle scouting and recruitment.

In this episode, we’ll cover:

  • “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
  • How he got Kenneth Bae out of North Korea
  • The mistake of “growing too fast”
  • Moving your business to a bigger, more expensive city
  • Taking on debt to open a new business

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