Ted Leonsis thought he’d won. He was in his mid-20s and had already sold his first company for tens of millions of dollars.
Then he got on a plane with mechanical issues and, while preparing for a crash landing, realized how little he’d really accomplished to that point.
“I had at a young age a reckoning,” Leonsis, the billionaire owner of the Washington Wizards and a former AOL exec, recalled in a Facebook Live interview with Mashable on Wednesday, which you can watch below. “My reckoning was I started praying … I tried to cut a business deal. The best line I could come up with was, ‘Let me get through this and I’ll leave more than I take.'” Read more…
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