This site is devoted to what soccer has to teach the non-soccer world, and what the rest of the world can teach soccer.

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.

Soccer Thinking was created by Peter Loge, a self-described "soccer guy" and Associate Professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University. Over the past 25+ years he has worked in senior positions in the US House and Senate, the Obama administration, at the US Institute of Peace, and in advocacy organizations and consulting firms. He is third generation Arsenal fan, has had DC United season tickets since the team's founding, and is an enthusiastic if mediocre rec-league and pickup soccer player.

Athletic Bilbao - Atletico Madrid, Sept 20, 2017, San Mames Stadium, Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao - Atletico Madrid, Sept 20, 2017, San Mames Stadium, Bilbao