Episode 120: Andrew Brandt – Learning From A World Class Negotiator

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Episode 120: Andrew Brandt – Learning From A World Class Negotiator

Andrew Brandt leads a fascinating life.  A great mentor of mine told me to always be on the lookout for others who have had “success in multiple life categories.” In Andrew’s case, he’s done that throughout his life: Stanford graduating Cum Laude –> Georgetown Law –> NFL Player agent –> VP and head negotiator for The Green Bay Packers –> Top Business analyst for ESPN/Writer for The MMQB/ Leader at Villanova.

Andrew Brandt is an ESPN Business Analyst. He’s a weekly columnist; at The MMQB.com Andrew is also the Exec. Director, Moorad Center at Villanova. He focuses on trying to stay true to the good and never peaking.  Previously, he was the Vice President of Player Finance and General Counsel of Green Bay Packers.  He was in charge of The Packers Salary Cap as well as negotiating all of the player contracts for the team.

Episode 120: Andrew Brandt – Learning From A World Class Negotiator

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The Learning Leader Show

“There are a lot of fathers of success but few of failure.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Self-discipline, internal motivation, having a lack of complacency leads to sustained excellence
  • The story of Ricky Williams asking him to work for Master P!
  • What it was like being in the middle of an NFL “war room” on draft day
  • Working as an NFL agent with David Falk and Bobby Orr
  • Writing, teaching, broadcasting are the three pillars of his career
  • Wharton to Villanova
  • Supporting coaches who are forward thinking and innovative like Chip Kelly
  • Unfortunately, most coaches and GM’s are just trying not to get fired
  • How to become a great negotiator
    • Never let emotion override focus – “Emotions fade, focus doesn’t”
  • Keeping Aaron Rodgers on hold while waiting for a trade offer prior to drafting him!
  • An incredible Drew Rosenhaus story
  • Not using the word “former” in the description for anything he does – Looking forward, living in the present.  Learn from the past but moving forward
  • Stay true to the good and being in “constant beta mode” is the definition of a learning leader

 “Stay true to the good… And never peak.” – Andrew Brandt

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

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Andrew Brandt is an ESPN Business Analyst. He’s a weekly columnist; at The MMQB.com Andrew is also the Exec. Director, Moorad Center at Villanova. He focuses on trying to stay true to the good and never peaking.  Previously, he was the Vice President of Player Finance and General Counsel of Green Bay Packers.  He was in charge of The Packers Salary Cap as well as negotiating all of the player contracts for the team.

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