I first stepped into the blue basement of the legendary Renzo Gracie Academy in early 2005 when I lived in…
Empty Pockets And Crazy Dreams
The photo above sits on the bookshelf in my office at ONE Championship.
I’m thrilled to announce that my best buddy Saurabh Mittal has agreed to join ONE Championship as our Vice Chairman. Over 20 years ago, Saurabh and I were amongst the poorest kids at Harvard Business School. With our other best buddy Soon Loo, we were known as the three musketeers at school because we were inseparable, spending literally every day together. Our pockets were empty, but our hearts were full. We shared so many crazy dreams together. Never in a million years did I think we would be on the cover of magazines together and doing talk shows and media interviews across Asia.
For me, the coolest part though is how the three of us have always been there for one another over the last two decades. As Oprah Winfrey once said, “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” The three of us would not only take the bus for one another, but we would happily push the bus together if it broke down too. #gratitude
For Saurabh’s bio, please click here >>> https://goo.gl/Rt1e8C
Chatri Sityodtong is a self-made entrepreneur and lifelong martial artist from Thailand. His rags-to-riches life story has inspired millions around the world on BBC News, CNN, Financial Times, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Channel NewsAsia, and other major media. He is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of ONE Championship, Asia’s largest global sports media property in history with a global broadcast to over 1.7 billion potential viewers across 136 countries around the world. Forbes most recently selected Sityodtong as one of Asia’s next generation tycoons. He was also named “Asia’s King of Martial Arts” by the Financial Times and the “3rd Most Powerful Person in Sports in Asia” by FOX Sports. He is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD, Europe’s top business school. Sityodtong holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Tufts University.