Why Playing Sports gives You an Edge in Business

By Priti Dadlani

Like most entrepreneurs, Raj Dadlani, CEO and founder of Huntech Consultants Inc. puts in long hours at work.

The company he founded 33 years ago is his baby. Mr. Dadlani not only deals with high-profile technology clients but also manages staff located in Huntech’s global offices spread across three time zones.

No matter how busy he is, there is one appointment every week that Mr. Dadlani never misses: his doubles tennis game.

Mr. Dadlani plays on a ladder with about 24 other men at his club. Aside from the fresh air (in warm months) and exercise, Mr. Dadlani likes the camaraderie among players and the fact that playing solidly for two hours lets him blow off steam.

Playing doubles also boosts his strategy, communication and teamwork skills, all of which help him to run his business, says Mr. Dadlani.

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