What business lessons have we learned from the World Cup?
Extract from Bill Quango's soon to be released cash-in business management book
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- You get what you pay for, more often than not. But there are never any guarantees.
- An invaluable asset is an invaluable asset.
- No matter how much the very best cost, they are worth it...its open cheque time.
- That a good track record is only a guide. A very good guide, but still only a guide.
- Youthful stamina and energy are not a substitute for experience.
- Quality leadership is essential to success.
- If a key member of the team isn't at their best, don't give them extra responsibilities.
- If a key member of the team begins to go a bit rouge, bin them fast.
- A big fish in a small pond may not be a really big fish in a big pond.
- Set clear goals .. and score them!
Ten chapters of insight and wisdom from the business guru..
But just for you lot, the chapter summary.
1. Messi, Ozil, Torres to pick at random. Brilliant, average plus, and dire - And their current price, if not their last sale price, reflects that.
2. If you have something or someone that the competition doesn't, you will beat them.
3. Naymar..Thiago Silva...Ronaldo..Bale.Suarez....and on and on.
4. Rooney had a good season, then a mediocre one. That doesn't mean he will have a worse one next season. But if he did, the stats says he needs to go.
5. Ghana the youngest squad. Argentina the oldest.
6. Neuer.Silva.Pirlo.Van Gaal, Jorge Pinto,Peckerman, Klinsman..Joachim Loew..
8. David Luiz. Marouane Fellaini, Nani, Costa..
9. Gerrard. Jo, Cassilas.. Hazzard ..
And then a final chapter on German efficiency. American can-do attitudes.Latin passion British indolence, Far Eastern rigidity..up and coming BRICs etc ..etc.
World Cup Capitalism
By Bill Quango MP
Coming soon to an airport paperback stand near you.