EPISODE 76

Turning Away from the Motorcycle

Maurizio Gherardini

GM, Fenerbahce SK / Former VP, Toronto Raptors

October 13, 2021

Maurizio currently lives in Istanbul where he leads European professional basketball powerhouse Fenerbahce SK as its General Manager. Prior to this he was the first ever non-American VP of an NBA franchise with the Toronto Raptors and one of the most successful GMs ever in Europe. We discuss a journey is riddled with serious life-altering, pivotal moments.

It all started with a motorcycle dangled in front of him as a “carrot” before he left for the US for a brief stint as a foreign student. After coming back, he soon became GM of the pro basketball team of his home town of Forli, well before the age of 30. This started a decades’ long journey that has brought him to embrace the philosophy and andrenalinic approach to learning, impacting people around him and networking. Maurizio’s is a life where pivotal moments were faced head on with the blood of his passion.

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