Entrepreneur Experience: O’Donovan brothers will stop at nothing to reach the pinnacle

The champion Cork rowers are so much more than the good-natured entertainers we watched at the 2016 Olympics – they possess all the key ingredients for success in business and sport

27th May, 2018
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Paul O’Donovan: he and his brother Gary harboured an Olympic dream from the age of seven Picture: John Allen

I have always believed in the parallels that exist between high performance in business and sport. The more high-performing sportsmen and women I speak to, the clearer this belief has become.

However, I have observed one difference: high-performing sportspeople have a far greater insight into the key components of winning than their successful businesses counterparts. This was reaffirmed when I interviewed Ireland’s Olympic rowing silver medallists, Paul and Gary O’Donovan, at the 2018 CorkBIC Entrepreneur...

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