Me & My Money

Having a ball in the field of business

For Mr Thomas Beattie, money means freedom and facilitation. Having money means he is time-rich and he gets to work on what he wants when he wants and with who he wants. It also means he can take care of his family and people he cares about.
For Mr Thomas Beattie, money means freedom and facilitation. Having money means he is time-rich and he gets to work on what he wants when he wants and with who he wants. It also means he can take care of his family and people he cares about.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

Businessmen and athletes have a lot in common, says professional footballer-turned-entrepreneur

When former professional footballer Thomas Beattie suffered a skull fracture and brain haemorrhage in 2015, his career on the pitch might have been over, but he soon found a more enterprising field of endeavour.

The 32-year-old found that the skills and determination that allowed him to break into professional sports were equally valid in the business world. But it was a change of direction he never thought he would have to make.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 30, 2018, with the headline 'Having a ball in the field of business'. Print Edition | Subscribe