Business and the Beautiful Game

Business and the Beautiful Game

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For years, the clich?s of the football world have been used as everyday boardroom language, with phrases such as 'what's the score?' and 'we're playing the long game' becoming commonplace. Business and the Beautiful Game cleverly applies the analogy of football to the world of business and in doing so compares and contrasts the key elements in the world of commerce to the parellels of the beautiful game. This unique book uses signposts founded in football folklore to help the reader absorb as much information as possible. For example, 'Tactics' replaces the customary 'Summary' signpost to emphasise the key points whilst maintaining the football theme. Chapter headings draw on essential components of the beautiful game that can be equally well applied to management, for example 'Captaincy' represents 'Middle Management'. This clever and non-linear structure allows readers to dip in and out of the sections they want to focus on. Combining the vital elements of wit and wisdom, this book makes useful observations without taking the business world too seriously. It's an entertaining read for anyone wanting a fresh outlook on the world of business.(He holds up his PTS card to the window for the official to see) OFFICIAL: And how will you be paying, sir? ... front-line people make decisions about what is best for the sake of customer satisfaction, even if this has some kind of cash cost associated with it. ... Giving people this discretionary spending power can eventually lead to them exercising discretionary behaviour, ie taking the initiative to a#39;do whata#39;sanbsp;...

Title:Business and the Beautiful Game
Author:Theo Theobald, Cary Cooper
Publisher:Kogan Page Publishers - 2005-09-03


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