Three Lessons and Caution for Managers from Michael Eisner’s Purchase of Portsmouth FC

The New York Times’ Rory Smith recently wrote about former Walt Disney Company CEO Michael Eisner’s purchase of Portsmouth FC, a storied English soccer team that recently “flirted with oblivion.” Smith’s piece offers three lessons and one caution for managers and organizations beyond soccer. Portsmouth Football Club, also called Pompey, was founded in 1898. Over its 120-year history the team… Continue reading