Last Sunday, our national pride, Manny Pacquiao humiliated the so called “dream match” by putting De La Hoya into a nightmare with his accurate punching and outstanding footwork…
And I was there to watch it on the big screen – live. I had to get up 7 AM on a Sunday morning just to watch the fight though but it’s totally worth it.
Before the fight, there were about 3 HBO special series about Pacman and the Golden Boy’s training camp, what they do and who they are training with.
This is what I noticed that accounts for Pacquiao’s vicious victory…
- De La Hoya’s trainer, Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain is 69 years old and assistant trainer, Angelo Dundee (Former trainer of Ali) is 87 years old
- Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach is much younger, 48 years old
Yes, De La Hoya’s team got the experience, wisdom and all the tactics to win – in the 70’s.
Things have changed.
It’s 2008 and we got new methods, new techniques and new technology to train for the fight. Freddie Roach was aware of that.
A stinging straight, duck and dodge – those were the weapons trainer Roach equipped Manny to take advantage of the flaw he spotted in De La Hoya’s defense.
Not only that, De La Hoya’s team was busy managing his weight, worried to pay the $3,000,000 penalty for every excess pound – while on Pacquiao’s camp, they’re busy training and preparing the pound-for-pound champion.
Think about it, many of the CEO’s of big companies nowadays are younger. Young people are more aware of technology and most probably can multi-task better. Young people are open to new ideas. Young people do not fear scarcity…
So here’s what I think to get superior results in your business. Get the wisdom of the older ones and apply using the techniques and methods of the younger.