I’m not a professional athlete. My field of competition has been the technology marketplace for over 35 years. I found myself drawing analogies to successful and failed business organizations I’ve been involved with over my career.
The analogues between sport and business are numerous, but not in the way that you might expect after reading this book. Over time I’ve come to eschew the historical parallels drawn for their inability to articulate the rationale behind them.
For example, business leaders often talk about “teamwork” being important and yet implement divisive organizational structures, compensation plans, and leadership styles that bear no resemblance to a team working in collaboration with each other (in this book those insights come patently obvious towards the end).
From my own selfish perspective this book excites me. Now, if you’re a player or coach of a team, I either hope you’re aware of the concepts in this book and execute on them well, or jump on it quickly. If you’re involved with police or military training, there’s a lot to be gained here for the same reasons a sports team or business would: the development of a flexible team able to adapt to a wider range of environmental variables with the added bonus of saving lives.
Maybe you’ll read this and say, “I know all of this and I’ve already integrated these concepts into our training.” If so, you’ve spent the cost of a cup of coffee to find out.
If not, you’ve just found a book to inspire you to take new steps towards executing your mission at a higher level. For the cost of a cup of coffee.
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