Learning from basketball for US
Playing by world's rules isn't enough, respecting and internalising them is essential. Otherwise, you play for third place.
However, there were some important learnings for USA from it's recent flop in World Basketball championships.
- The first is that overconfidence will kill you.
- The second is that the Miami Heat model of hoping you will get hot at the right time and win a championship will not work. You need a team which is greater than the sum of its parts.
- The third is that American superheroes do far better within the boundaries of the country. Flash isn't Flash anymore, when you pass the international border.
- The fourth is listen to Dan Wetzel, the wisest analyst in any field that I have seen coming out of USA in the last few years.
- The last and most notable one was that 'you can't win by just going in and firing from close range, sometimes you need carefully planned out shots from the outside.' This is true for the country as well.