Chapter NineDon’t Recruit a Star; Create a Constellation

For centuries we have understood that a galaxy is a massive, gravitationally bound system consisting of individual stars that naturally attract one another. Scientifically we understand the naturally occurring phenomenon of gravity and the role it plays in keeping celestial stars in orbit with one another, but we haven’t used this knowledge to understand how human stars can create their own gravity with one another to create a professional galaxy of top performers.

A galaxy starts with individual stars, just as exceptional organizations and sports teams start with the success of key individuals. Pele, David Beckham, Magic Johnson—just to name a few—carried a disproportionate share of the ...

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