Sports Analogies at Work: How to Up Your Game


Ever felt puzzled in business discussions by terms like “full court press”, “wheelhouse” and “slam dunk”? Join our exclusive fireside chat featuring Andy Drexler, a passionate sports enthusiast and Stanford MBA alum, on Thursday, April 4, 2024, 5-6 PM PDT! Hosted by our executive mentor, Denise Peck, this session will bridge the gap between American sports culture and the international workplace to unlock the world of American sports language.

Key session highlights include:

  • Decode Common Sports Terminology: Navigate the intricacies of American football, baseball, basketball, and other popular sports terms used in everyday business discussions.
  • Engage in Sports Conversations: Discover how to actively participate in discussions about sports, even if you have yet to play or follow them closely.
  • Tips for Learning About Sports: Gain advice from Andy on how to learn more about a sport in order to be able to be “up on it enough” to hang out with people with that interest

Guest Speaker: Andy Drexler
Andy is a long time entrepreneur and sports fan. He has been involved with companies in several industries, including retail computer stores, medical devices, time management, manufacturing software, and health and fitness. He has participated actively in many sports (basketball, ice hockey, tennis) and has season tickets for local hockey and baseball teams, and spends way too much time watching sports on television. He attended Dartmouth College and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Interests in addition to playing sports include beekeeping and classic rock music.

Host: Denise Peck
Denise is currently an Executive Advisor to Ascend, the largest nonprofit Pan-Asian organization for business professionals in North America. Denise co-developed and teaches various leadership skills development programs targeted at helping Pan-Asian professionals and managers to succeed in their careers. She continues to provide mentoring and executive coaching services to people at all career stages.

Denise is a former executive of Cisco Systems and held a number of VP positions in marketing, operations, engineering services, and IT in San Jose, California and Shanghai, China. Denise was a long time executive sponsor and advocate of Cisco’s diversity initiatives, particularly on behalf of women and Asian employee networks. Prior to Cisco, Denise held senior marketing management positions at Sun Microsystems. Denise has a BA degree in Economics from U.C. Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford University.

  • Date : 04/04/2024
  • Time : 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (America/Los_Angeles)
  • Venue : Online