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Lessons From Tennis

Lessons From Tennis

Manos Nikolakis, General Manager, BIC Cello India

Manos Nikolakis, General Manager, BIC Cello India Manos Nikolakis, General Manager, BIC Cello India

Had Manos Nikolakis, General Manager, BIC Cello India, not opted for a career in the corporate world, he would have probably become a professional tennis player. “I am a sports lover. I always wanted to play professional tennis or become a coach, but I couldn't do that.”

Nikolakis, who took over the reins of the Indian operations in late 2019, says he is fortunate to be living in an apartment complex which has a tennis court. Barring the initial months of the Covid-19 lockdown, he has seldom missed a game of tennis.

"I have a coach to train me, and I coach my children myself," he says. Tennis has helped him inculcate self-discipline. "It teaches you to stay focussed and never give up. For instance, if your game doesn't go as expected on a particular day, you adjust your plan and adopt other techniques. It applies to business too. If your strategies are not successful, you need to keep trying."