Derek Champagne interviews former NFL player and entrepreneur, Marques Ogden. Marques, the best-selling author of “Sleepless Nights: The NFL: a Business and Family”, talks with Derek about his childhood years, playing in the NFL, his entrepreneurial journey, and leadership lessons along the way.
Growing up in a single-parent home with a father that inspired and demonstrated perseverance and fairness, Marques Ogden learned how to define his values and set goals. Marques attended Howard University from 1998-2002, where he played Division I football. He followed his dream and his brother Jonathan’s footsteps and was drafted into the NFL in 2003. At the age of 27, he founded a construction company called Kayden Premier Enterprises, a business that grew rapidly in its first few years, but he lost the business after a bad business endeavor. At his lowest point, the NFL and lessons he learned from his father and coaches, helped him restructure his life.
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