CEO Marcell Haywood Grows From Athlete to Entrepreneur

In college, Marcell Haywood was a star basketball player. He had been playing point guard since childhood, and while attending Florida State, he continued his outstanding performances. Would he be surprised to learn that being so heavily involved in sports as a young man would teach him about the inner workings of the entrepreneurial mind? He joined us on ENTREPRENEURradio during Season One, and he joins us again this week in  we’re featuring this popular conversation in an updated version of his original interview.

“For me sports was absolutely a microcosm of life, I learned how to compete, I learned how to lose, I learned how to win,” Haywood revealed . Sports taught Marcell Haywood important lessons about competition; about winning and losing. Being involved in athletics, realized, also taught him about how to handle aspects of life as an entrepreneur. “You have to understand how to move or adapt to the ebb and flow of both athletics as well as life,” he says.

As Haywood faced challenges on his entrepreneurial journey, he found himself utilizing insights he’d learned as a point guard: he learned how to stay focused in the face of a challenge. Haywood learned that he is the type of person that gains clarity and strength in the face of challenge and steps up to the line; pressure serves to focus him into becoming more assertive and deliberate. To hear more of Marcell Haywood’s insider story of the entrepreneurial mind, visit


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