Helping others through my work is a passion that drives me and is vital to impacting the individuals and organizations within my sphere of influence. As you peruse my website, you will note that my labor acumen highly intersects sports, business and technology and various ethnic backgrounds. Although I have had many opportunities to work in a broad range of leadership roles, a common thread prevails. In each of these areas of responsibility, I desire to build others up in accordance with their needs.
Charles Smith is most famous for being a world class professional athlete. As a professional basketball player Charles possessed many great qualities – competitiveness, discipline, hard work, and many others.
As an entrepreneur, corporate executive, and inventor Charles has utilized these same attributes to succeed. His competitive spirit drives him to constantly look for “a better way”. This drive combined with his technical ingenuity, problem solving skills, and technical knowledge and abilities resulted in Charles being an inventor on multiple patents.
The steady resolve and steely determination he displayed on the hardwoods has carried over to the executive suite and corporate boardrooms as he has been a player at the highest levels of corporate America. Charles’ high capacity for work which enabled him to reach the pinnacle of professional sports remains in his professional business life. As a result of Charles high record of achievement and success in various fields, Charles is a highly sought-after guest speaker at numerous international conferences and events.
Before embarking on a storied career as a top corporate leader and entrepreneur, Charles D. Smith prepared for this path by getting a quality education. Charles received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh.
He took up his Master’s in Business Administration at Seton Hall University but cut the course short to take up his post as Director of the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NRBPA). He is currently on track to finish in May 2023.
The Inventor: Computer Assisted Manual and Automated Logging for Time-Based Media
Charles D. Smith isn’t just an athlete, business executive and entrepreneur. The
drive and competitive spirit that fueled his success also led him to the path of the
inventor. Charles, along with several colleagues, created and patented a system and
method for computer-assisted manual and automatic logging of time-based media.
This system enabled sports teams and leagues to capture and retain customizable
data for revenue.
This invention helped make searching through archives of audio, video and/or multimedia assets and finding particular pre-recorded information easier.MLB (Major League Baseball) was an anchor client, and today, a diverse set of companies make use of this technology, including Hewlett Packard, North Plains, Stats Inc., and the NBA
Turning Negatives Into Positives
Not everything turned into a success for Charles D. Smith. He has experienced failure and made many mistakes, culturally, socially, and in the business working with people.
Charles turned these failures into opportunities to become better. Errors made due to a lack of cultural sensitivity, deals that have failed, and failures from his sports career have helped him in his business career.
For Charles, it’s about him understanding that he can learn from anyone when he is humble enough to hear what they are saying and practice what he has being taught. This is when each of his failures becomes erasable and another skill is added to his business acumen.
In the NBA, Charles D. Smith Jr. established himself as one of the most versatile players, drawing off his solid career at the University of Pittsburgh. With each team he played with, Smith was an integral part in facilitating his teams compete at a superior level of excellence.
Here is a snapshot of his NBA career highlights.
As an athlete Charles led by example through his work ethic. Charles challenged himself and those around him to be their best. His highly effective leadership by example is on constant display in his professional and entrepreneurial endeavors.
he steady resolve and steely determination he displayed on the hardwoods has carried over to the executive suite and corporate boardrooms as he has been a player at the highest levels of corporate America. Charles’ high capacity for work which enabled him to reach the pinnacle of professional sports remains in his professional business life. As a result of Charles high record of achievement and success in various fields, Charles is a highly sought-after guest speaker at numerous international conferences and events.