Soccer is 90 minutes of system-thinking in action. Success relies on dispersed decision-making, constant communication, and the commitment of an entire team to a single system to reach a common goal. It is also the most popular sport in the world. Soccer deals with issues of race, gender, and identity. At its best, soccer is a force to unite - and at its worst a way keep old divisions alive.
Which is to say, soccer is a microcosm of business, politics and communities. And soccer thinking - lessons from pitch - can offer lessons for organizations and organizers everywhere.