Richard Gillis is a journalist and author whose work has been published in some of the most respected newspapers and journals in the world. His special interest is sports marketing and sponsorships though he has a particular fondness for golf. His 2016 book, The Captain Myth, explores the role of leadership in both business and sport through the prism of the game’s most highly anticipated teams event, the biennial Ryder Cup.
October 1st, 2018 | 1 hr 15 mins
As the narrative around Jim Furyk's Ryder Cup captaincy continues towards the negative we invited Richard Gillis, author of The Captan Myth, on to episode 78 to talk everything Ryder Cup except the actual shots played. One of the world's great sporting events, the biennial matches are about so much more than just golf and the way media and fans dissect and analyse the event in both the lead up and the aftermath tells us much about ourselves and the world outside golf. Richard is an eloquent speaker with a fascinating take on golf and the business of the game and for that reason alone, Episode 78 is a must listen. On the topic of of eloquent and interesting speakers don't forget to sign up for our live podcast event on Monday, November 12, at Sydney's Bonnie Doon Golf Club. 18 holes of golf followed by light refreshments and the opportunity to be part of a live recording with course co-designer Mike Clayton who will take questions on any topic to do with the game. Cost is just $150 and places are limited so register your interest now at firstname.lastname@example.org.