CEO of PerDM pays tribute to Joe Frazier and says that his life should be used as a shining example to businesses.

Top Quote "Joe Frazier was a unique character, with a truly remarkable sporting career", says Jesse Young, CEO of Per DM Group. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 10, 2011 - With tributes pouring in from all over the world for the late, great 'Smokin' Joe Frazier, it has become evident that the man meant a lot, to a lot of people. "Joe Frazier was a unique character, with a truly remarkable sporting career", says Jesse Young, CEO of PerDM Group, one of the UK's chief outsource sales companies. "His perseverance and success as a boxer and his generosity and charitableness as a man ensures that his legacy extends well beyond his life"

    After winning a gold medal at the 1964 Olympic games, Joe Frazier went on to forge and illustrious career that saw him defeated only by Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. Smoking Joe is perhaps best known for his epic three bouts with Muhammad Ali, the first of which he inflicted on Ali his first professional defeat. As the Per DM CEO explains, "certainly, Frazier was already acknowledged as one of the best boxers of his era going into the fight himself undefeated, but it was his victory over Ali that sealed his place in history.

    Indeed, Jesse Young believes that the business world can learn much from the life and career of Joe Frazier. "Without his opponents, Frazier would not have become great and the same can be said of competing companies", explains the Per DM CEO. "Much like today's technology and software industry, which advances solely as a result of competition, Frazier needed the rivalry with greats like Foreman and Ali in order to advance his own career". As Ali himself explained "Joe Frazier [was] a good man, I couldn't have done it without him and he couldn't have done what he did without me".

    Jesse Young understands the value of competition in today's business world and sees it as an integral part of the Per DM business model. "Without competition, it is difficult for a market to grow, there is nothing unhealthier for business than a company holding a monopoly on a sector," explains Jesse. "In today's economic climate, a competitive atmosphere is crucial. It promotes innovation and forces companies out of complacency," the Per DM CEO went on to say.

    With Frazier's funeral on Monday, the Per DM CEO believes the world has lost one of its greats, but insists that his legacy will live on for some time to come.

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