Over 250 million people play football. It's the most popular sport in the world. Every professional footballer has eclipsed millions of competitors to reach that point. One sports psychologist has calculated that the performance level of players in the Champions League is in the top 0.0001 per cent. That is a narrow elite of specialists that any professional would want to learn from. EDGE will give you the framework to do just that.In EDGE, Ben Lyttleton speaks to some of the most original thinkers in football whose skills and methodologies are applicable in contemporary business: they identify and nurture talent, develop cohesion, provide leadership, manage mavericks and keep innovating.Lyttleton has visited elite football clubs across Europe who try to measure what the eye cannot see and have identified new ways to quantify and improve intangible skills from GÇÿabove the shoulder': teamwork, adaptability, resilience, decision-making and creativity. These clubs have revealed how they get an edge. And you can do the same.Football is the most hot-housed, intense, financially-profitable talent factory on the planet. It's time we woke up to the lessons it can provide. We all want to have a personal and professional edge. This is your chance to find one.
Edge: What Businesses Can Learn From Football's Talent Hothouse