During the past few years, the likes of Uber and Lyft have roared into town to challenge the traditional taxicab industry. Spotify have done to iTunes what iTunes did to CDs. While Slack, the cloud collaboration software company, is busy (although less busy than most of course) revolutionising the way that organisations communicate.
With relatively fewer […]
During the season, we spend so much time in ‘push mode’ that we can forget to celebrate what went well or to evaluate why. “You’re only as good as your last game!”, or so the saying goes. We tend to take stock only at the end of the season, when we finally get a chance […]
- This past weekend, one of the top voted posts on the popular subreddit /r/soccer featured a single sentence headline that read, “Lyon, who have spent €19.8m on new players in last four years, go 1st and seven points clear of PSG, who've spent €453m.” (That lead has since shrunk back to four points after PSG beat Evian 4-2). Why was this post so popular?
- Imagine working for one of the largest companies in the world just over 100 years ago. Growth and continued market dominance would have seemed inevitable. However, over half of the world’s largest hundred firms in 1912 had disappeared by the end of the century; either through bankruptcy, acquisition or nationalisation. Few people working at those businesses would have predicted such a fall.
- What if I told you that your wage bill is unrelated to your results? Analysis of Premier League wage bills suggest that whilst economics explains the gap between the top and bottom teams, it struggles to explain the gaps within the top and bottom teams.
- The overlapping of the final weeks of the transfer window and the opening weeks of the season can create an awkward environment within football clubs. As long as the window exists, we will have four different types of clubs leading up to deadline day.