Preface

American Football is not something I grew up with; it is an acquired taste developed in the last 20 years of frequenting and eventually living in North America. I was drawn into it by a friend who was very knowledgeable; he made me understand some of the intricacies of the game and spurred an interest that I cultivated over the years.

Football is a highly complex game that requires a truly systemic view of the organization; from the owner to the people that run the cafeteria, hundreds of individuals and variables have to be orchestrated to create something that is more than the sum of its (fast-moving) parts. A Football team is an ongoing network of projects with one, well-understood goal: Moving the Chains.

This is what successful organizations ...

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