|Brad Stevens' Bet Paying Off at Butler|
Twelve years ago, Brad Stevens quit his job at a pharmaceutical company to pursue his dream of getting involved with Indiana college basketball. Brad gave up a generous compensation package and stable future at Eli Lilly in Indianapolis and volunteered his time as an assistant with the Butler University basketball team. Now entering his fifth season as head coach, his bet has paid off; Stevens has led the team to four consecutive NCAA tournaments and back-to-back national championship games.
Stevens’ story, especially his proactive approach and willingness to bet on himself and prove his value, provides a great case study for would-be entrepreneurs and executives looking to make a career change. Knowing exactly who you are - choosing what you want to do, rather than letting others decide for you, and then finding a company or organization that shares your goals - is the first step towards success in any profession.