European Super League: Why more football is an imperfect solution to sport’s business model problem

Thsis article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Hall, Project Lead, Media, Entertainment and Culture, World Economic Forum The proposed European Super League – abruptly scrapped following an intense backlash – raises important questions about the structural challenges faced by many sports. In football, too […]

Business should be joyful – just ask the sports world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Liu, Managing partner, AT Kearney The practical power of joy is so clearly evident across most human endeavours, I wonder why business leaders have not made joy a pillar of their performance strategies? As a lifelong fan of team […]

How tiny countries top social and economic league tables (and win at football, too)

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Formative Content Sporting history is full of stories of underdogs who defy the odds to triumph over bigger teams. Leicester City’s fairytale rise from the bottom of the United Kingdom’s Premier League in 2015 to the […]

France v Croatia: How the World Cup finalists stack up off the pitch

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Writer, Formative Content It’s a clash of the titans. The match millions have been waiting for. On Sunday, 15 July at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium at 18:00 local time, Croatia takes on France in the final of […]

FROM THE FIELD: Finding refuge in the ‘beautiful game’

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Teenage refugees from East Africa have discovered that participating in the ‘beautiful game’ as football is often referred to, can level the playing field and help them to integrate into new homes and new cultures. The teenagers are part of a team based in […]