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Suffolk CEO John Fish: How playing sports growing up made me a better businessman

A conversation with a Scholar Athlete reveals how one of Boston's most successful leaders applied lessons from sports to the business world.

Long before he was one of Boston’s most successful businessmen, Suffolk CEO John Fish was a teenager struggling at school, playing sports, and wondering where his path would lead him. What he didn’t know is how much the lessons he learned on the football field, at Tabor Academy, and later at Bowdoin College, would impact his success in business later in life.

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“Sports, especially when I was younger, defined who I was,” Fish says. “It’s all about confidence. Preparation. Respect. Collaboration. And more importantly, empathy and humility. We learn a lot from winning. But we learn everything from losing. Athletics taught me those type of things.”

Those lessons inspired Fish to launch Scholar Athletes, a non-profit aimed at raising academic outcomes through athletic participation for student Zone members in Boston, Everett, and Springfield.

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