Saturday, January 7, 2012

Kevin Martin, CEO

Here's my latest Globe and Mail entry. It's a feature on Kevin Martin ahead of the TSN Skins Game this weekend up at Casino Rama. It was an interesting angle pitched to me by the Globe's sports editor Tom Maloney, who suggested I look at how Martin runs his team, looking at it for comparison to a business. I found it an interesting one to write. Funny that when I tracked Kevin down, he was on a family vacation in Disneyland, which I used to start off the article:
For the four teams involved, it’s one of the most important weeks of the year, a potentially lucrative two-game set that could double their season’s earnings. The TSN Skins Game may be a made-for-TV event that uses unconventional rules in a wild setting at Casino Rama near Orillia, Ont., but it also offers the biggest payday in curling for the winner. With so much on the line, you’d think the combatants would be deep in preparation on the ice and in the gym. Not Kevin Martin. Where was he in the days leading up to the Skins? Disneyland.
You can read the full article here:

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