"Football Matters to Me" by General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt
- by Zach Barnett 9 months ago
Unless your name starts with Paul and ends with Bryant, Jeff Immelt is better at what he does than you are at what you do. The 57-year old has been the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of General Electric since 2000. He has served as an economic advisor to President Barack Obama and was listed as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine.
And as a former Dartmouth offensive lineman, chances are he was a better football player than you, too.
As part of the National Football Foundation's "Football Matters to Me" campaign, Immelt explains that he's often drawn on things he learned as a football player to as inspiration throughout his football career. As he says, Immelt's day dreams are spent on football, not spreadsheets.
"What's happened on football fields created the foundation of a lot of American competitiveness which has allowed this country to be successful for so many decades," said Immelt.
So the next time some magazine argues that football should be banned, that it has no place on a college campus, think back to this and know that the CEO of the world's largest company has your back.