Feb 18 2013

I’m famous…

Published by at 4:59 pm under More News,People

I know, I know. Behind every successful man stands someone who says he’s been at university with him.

But, I played squash with him. Team mates, even. That’s something else, man! I’m talking about Graham Mckay, No. 16 on Harvard Business Review’s list of 100 best-performing CEO’s in the world (here). Back in the 1980s. Johannesburg. For several seasons.

Yes, the competitive streak was evident on the squash court back then, in case you wondered. And he enjoyed a beer afterwards.

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  1. Christoon 19 Dec 2013 at 11:56 am

    Two months after Harvard Business Review placed Graham McKay in position No. 16 on its list of 100 best-performing CEO’s in the world, he was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

    He died this week.

    Memories are flooding back. How fast it all went; it feels like yesterday that we were giving each other hell on the squash court, then having a beer together. Now it’s history. I hope there’s a squash court up there, Graham.

    Christo

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