A Sport Few Americans Know Anything About Can Teach Plenty About Leadership
Entrepreneur – By Jagan Jagannathan – Co-founder and CTO at Xangati
Cricket, a very American sport? It certainly was up until the start of the 20th century. George Washington played it with his troops in 1777. At the founding of the nation, John Adams famously said that if leaders of cricket clubs could be called “presidents,” the leader of the new nation surely could be called the same. The first-ever international cricket match was played between the USA and Canada in 1844 in New York. It was watched by 10,000 spectators and is the world’s oldest international sporting event. Abraham Lincoln watched a cricket match between Chicago and Milwaukee in 1849.
There is much one can learn from cricket leadership and bring it to bear in the world of entrepreneurship. Read the whole article here