The Sydcast is all about intimate and informative conversations with fascinating people you may not know. Until now. Because everyone has a story.
Listen in as Syd talks to entrepreneurs, community leaders, professional athletes, politicians, academics, authors, musicians, and many more about who they are and how they got there.
Sydney Finkelstein is an award winning professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and a best-selling author of Superbosses and 25 other books. He’s written for the Harvard Business Review, the BBC, Fortune, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and more academic journals than you’d care to know about. He spends his time asking questions, and sometimes, even answering them.
For anyone who ever dreamed of playing professional sports, for the New York Yankees no less, Jim has a story to tell. Meet Jim Beattie, baseball lifer who's done it all - from pitching, to running minor league systems, to scouting, to even being general manager of two major league teams.
You don’t have to be a baseball fan to appreciate Jim Beattie. True, he did pitch a complete game victory in the World Series for the 1978 Yankees. And he was the general manager of the Montreal Expos for six years, and a baseball scout far longer than that. But he also graduated from Dartmouth College, earned an MBA in Washington years later, and perhaps unsurprisingly has a keen eye for talent and dealing with pressure. We talk about all these things, as well as family, intuition and analytics, college athletics, and why he traded Pedro Martinez from the Expos to the Boston Red Sox, a trade that changed 100 years of Boston baseball history.