Magazine article Management Today

Brainfood: Sir Bill Morris - If I Had to Start Again

Magazine article Management Today

Brainfood: Sir Bill Morris - If I Had to Start Again

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A football manager would describe football as a game of two halves; well, I could describe my life in the same way. Up to the point I retired, I always said there was a cricketer in me trying to get out. I had my schoolboy dreams like most people. I was born and brought up in a small rural village in Jamaica and cricket was my dominant interest. We played cricket in the morning, in the evening and at night. My parents were fairly ambitious for me and wanted me to have a career. They paid for supplementary tuition for me, which meant staying an hour after school for one-to-one academic tuition. But I used to bunk off and go to play cricket. I thought a whole day of school was enough. It all came to light when my mother met the teacher at school and decided to get a progress report - 'How's Bill doing?' The teacher said: 'I was about to ask you that because I haven't seen him for months.' Boy, was I in trouble. …

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