Nationalism: Limited Value to Successful Sports Businesses and ET&F

Nationalism can inject necessary energy into challenging pursuits. The Apollo days harnessed Cold War nationalism to generate remarkable technical achievements. However, as no astronauts have left low-Earth orbit for 40+ years, it is clear that the shelf-life of this stimulus is limited. I believe that the same goes for nationalism in sports, particularly Elite Track… Continue reading Nationalism: Limited Value to Successful Sports Businesses and ET&F

The Opposite Approach: Operating Tennis Like Track and Field?

A basic idea on this blog is that professional tennis (PT) conducts its structured business in a manner that Elite Track and Field (ET&F) does not. The organizational differences, I argue, are important drivers in one’s relative success. I dream (maybe crazily!) of what ET&F might look like when it offers more and bigger events,… Continue reading The Opposite Approach: Operating Tennis Like Track and Field?