[QUOTE=AnnieNik;9352116]What is bothering me are the contradictory statements flying around. First Tarpi says that Marat is very talented, has charisma and he needs an year
on a job to learn the negotiation technic and all, and then he'll be perfect for a diplomatic position of some kind. Then Tarpi pushes Marat to VP elections. After that says in an interview that Marat just finished his sports career, of course he cannot work 9-6, and he will need two-three years
to get used to another life.
On the other side, Marat repeatedly said that he wants to take 6 months of vacation to think everything through, to relax and then start something. His last match was two weeks ago, and he already went to Serbia on business trip (according to media to promote Serbia open, but also to see how they organize the tournament and learn). The IOC elections are on Dec 14th. When will he have some rest?
I have no doubt that Marat will learn the job quickly, and I also want to believe that his advisors are smart and good people, who wouldn't push him in a wrong direction. In a recent interview Marat said that in his life he subconsciously always chose the better option of two, and that he is incredibly lucky. I hope that his intuition will keep on working and will protect him.[/QUOTE
It's a giant leap to go from being a tennis player with no business experience of any kind and having someone else arrange all the business details of your life, to being an executive. But if none of these ventures work out for Marat right now hopefully he is keeping his mind open and will learn something from this experience.
Gigantic learning curve for him in the months /years ahead.