What is talent? How do you get the best out of yourself? What are the secrets of leadership?
In Edge, Ben Lyttleton gets unprecedented access to some of the world's top football clubs to discover their innovative methods for developing talent - and reveals how we can use them in our everyday lives. Elite teams now look for an edge by improving the intangible skills of their players `above the shoulder'. Liverpool's approach to talent will make you more creative. Chelsea's culture will improve your resilience. Didier Deschamps will improve your leadership skills. Xavi Hernandez will help you make better decisions. But how?
Football is the most hot-housed, intense, financially profitable talent factory on the planet. It's time we woke up to the lessons it can provide.
We all want to have an edge. This is your chance to find one...
Ben Lyttleton is a football writer, broadcaster and director of Soccernomics. He is also the author of Twelve Yards: The Art and Psychology of the Perfect Penalty, and Football School: Where Football Explains the World, a series written to encourage children's literacy.