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They Shoot... They Score!
Lessons in Leadership, Innovation and Strategy from the Business of Sports
by Dr. Patrick Rishe View author's profile page

Overview


They Shoot...They Score!  offers a comprehensive guide to applied lessons in Leadership, Innovation and Strategy from the Business of Sports through interviews with 50 sports industry executives.  And does so in an Interactive manner by allowing the reader to view additional videos and articles throughout the book.   Click here for the list of 50 executives.  Click here to read the Introductory Chapter.   

Conducted mostly between January and May 2018, these interviews cover every major professional sports league in North America (basketball, football, hockey, soccer, baseball), numerous consulting firms (Wasserman, Block Six Analytics, GumGum, Populous), entities from collegiate athletics and the sports commission world (NCAA, University of Oklahoma, America East Conference, St. Louis and Kansas City Sports Commissions), and much more!

Topics covered include Strategic Marketing, Brand Management, Business Analytics and Sport Science, Corporate Culture, Corporate Partnerships, Entrepreneurship, Facility Logistics, Sales, and much more!

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Description


Whether you're seeking Inspiration, Motivation, Education or Entertainment, this book is an absolute must-read  for those among you who either (1) love sports, (2) love business and management topics, or (3) the Intersection of the two!  So if you crave applied knowledge about current trends within the Business of Sports, read on...because it's "Game On" !!

Featuring fifty interviews with fifty sports executives ranging from team owners, team/company executives, facility designers, and analytics experts, They Shoot...They Score!  offers a comprehensive guide to applied lessons in Leadership, Innovation and Strategy from the Business of Sports.  And does so in an Interactive manner by allowing the reader to view additional videos and articles throughout the book.  Furthermore, the e-book format gives readers the option of consuming the content by person  (e.g. owners, team presidents, analytics experts) or by topic  (e.g. experiential marketing, facility design, corporate culture).


Click here for the list of 50 contributors.  Click here to read the Introductory Chapter.   


Conducted between January and May 2018, these interviews span additional topics such as brand building for pro sports startups, the evolution of sponsorship analytics, applications of experiential marketing, key aspects of stadium design, and college athletic administration. These interviews cover every major professional sports league in North America (basketball, football, hockey, soccer, baseball), numerous consulting firms (Wasserman, Block Six Analytics, GumGum, Populous), and entities from collegiate athletics and the sports commission world (NCAA, University of Oklahoma, America East Conference, St. Louis and Kansas City Sports Commissions).

Included among the 50 persons interviewed are Joe Lacob (owner of the 3-time World Champion Golden State Warriors), Kerry Bubolz (President and COO of the Vegas Golden Knights), Mark Cuban (owner of the Dallas Mavericks), Dan Flynn (CEO and Secretary General of the U.S. Soccer Federation), Robyn Glaser (Vice President of The Kraft Group), Larry Miller (President, Jordan Brand), Tom Penn (President and Co-Owner of the Los Angeles Football Club), Chris Zimmerman (President and CEO of the St. Louis Blues), Al Guido (President of the San Francisco 49ers and CEO of Elevate Sports Ventures), and many more.

The 4 core areas most frequently discussed by the experts are (1) lessons in Leadership, (2) examples of Innovation, (3) Strategic Marketing and Brand Development, and (4) Strategic Business Planning. Additionally, the interviews address a myriad of other topics, such as applications of business analytics both on and off the field of play, the growing role of social media as part of an organizations overall marketing strategy, the importance of both internal corporate culture and external community relations, and lessons in enhancing the success and efficiency of an organization's sales efforts.


Published as an e-book, this format allows readers an Interactive experience...with options to click on articles and videos to further explore topics discussed.  This format also allows the reader Versatility to consume the material by topic (e.g. Leadership, Strategic Marketing, Business Analytics) or by people (e.g. Leaders, Rising Stars, Analytics Experts, etc...). 

The target audiences for this book are: (1) Sports enthusiasts who want to learn more about the Business of Sports. (2) Those who enjoy reading about business and leadership, for there are numerous applied lessons in each throughout the book. (3) College professors who wish to supplement their Sports Business or Sport Management courses with a compilation of real-world sports industry applications.

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About the author


Dr. Patrick Rishe is the Founding Director of the Sports Business Program at Washington University in St. Louis, as well as a Professor of Practice in Sports Business within WashU's Olin Business School. He is also the Founder and CEO of the sports consulting firm Sportsimpacts, as well as a contributing Sports Business writer for Forbes. Regarding professional highlights from 2018 alone, Dr. Rishe received the annual Reid Teaching Award from the Olin Business School, served as the NCAA's expert witness in their favorable outcome in the Todd McNair lawsuit , and conducted an Economic Impact Study for the 2018 SEC Men's Basketball Championships.

As the Founding Director of the WashU sports business program which began in 2015, Dr. Rishe has produced (1) an annual Fall Sports Business Summit which has attracted over 75 sports industry speakers in its first 3 years, (2) experiential projects with organizations such as Populous, the St. Louis Cardinals, the Carolina Hurricanes, and the Vegas Golden Knights, and (3) sports immersion trips where dozens of WashU students have traveled to New York City and Los Angeles to network with numerous sports organizations. Dr. Rishe teaches classes in Sports Analytics, Sport Marketing, and the Business of Sports. Prior to WashU, Dr. Rishe spent 16 years at Webster University as an Economics professor.

As the Founder and CEO of Sportsimpacts (started in 2000), Dr. Rishe's firm has conducted over 85 Economic Impact Studies including 3 Super Bowls (2016, 2011, 2006), 3 Final Fours, and a Ryder Cup. He has also done impact studies for entire college athletic programs (Ohio State, Texas, New Mexico), and has conducted market research at over 20 NCAA Championship events. Academically, Dr. Rishe has published numerous academic papers in peer-reviewed journals, including Sport Marketing Quarterly and the International Journal of Sport Finance.

In the classroom, he has taught Sports Business courses at UCLA, Saint Louis University, and Pepperdine University, has been a guest speaker at Harvard's Sports Law Symposium and NYU's Tisch Graduate School of Sport Management, and has previously (2015-2017) moderated panel discussions at both the MIT Sports Analytics Conference and Stanford University's Sports Innovation Conference (2015, 2018).

In media works, Dr. Rishe has been a contributing OpEd columnist for FORBES.com since 2010, where he has published over 800 pieces which have garnered over 4 million readers. His insights on topical sports business issues have appeared on various national media outlets such as NBC Nightly News, CBS News, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, CNN, Fox Business, New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, L.A. Times, ESPN Radio, Fox Sports Radio, Marketplace Radio, and NPR.

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Book details

Genre:SPORTS & RECREATION

Subgenre:Business Aspects

Language:English

Pages:600

eBook ISBN:9781543942057


Overview


They Shoot...They Score!  offers a comprehensive guide to applied lessons in Leadership, Innovation and Strategy from the Business of Sports through interviews with 50 sports industry executives.  And does so in an Interactive manner by allowing the reader to view additional videos and articles throughout the book.   Click here for the list of 50 executives.  Click here to read the Introductory Chapter.   

Conducted mostly between January and May 2018, these interviews cover every major professional sports league in North America (basketball, football, hockey, soccer, baseball), numerous consulting firms (Wasserman, Block Six Analytics, GumGum, Populous), entities from collegiate athletics and the sports commission world (NCAA, University of Oklahoma, America East Conference, St. Louis and Kansas City Sports Commissions), and much more!

Topics covered include Strategic Marketing, Brand Management, Business Analytics and Sport Science, Corporate Culture, Corporate Partnerships, Entrepreneurship, Facility Logistics, Sales, and much more!

Read more

Description


Whether you're seeking Inspiration, Motivation, Education or Entertainment, this book is an absolute must-read  for those among you who either (1) love sports, (2) love business and management topics, or (3) the Intersection of the two!  So if you crave applied knowledge about current trends within the Business of Sports, read on...because it's "Game On" !!

Featuring fifty interviews with fifty sports executives ranging from team owners, team/company executives, facility designers, and analytics experts, They Shoot...They Score!  offers a comprehensive guide to applied lessons in Leadership, Innovation and Strategy from the Business of Sports.  And does so in an Interactive manner by allowing the reader to view additional videos and articles throughout the book.  Furthermore, the e-book format gives readers the option of consuming the content by person  (e.g. owners, team presidents, analytics experts) or by topic  (e.g. experiential marketing, facility design, corporate culture).


Click here for the list of 50 contributors.  Click here to read the Introductory Chapter.   


Conducted between January and May 2018, these interviews span additional topics such as brand building for pro sports startups, the evolution of sponsorship analytics, applications of experiential marketing, key aspects of stadium design, and college athletic administration. These interviews cover every major professional sports league in North America (basketball, football, hockey, soccer, baseball), numerous consulting firms (Wasserman, Block Six Analytics, GumGum, Populous), and entities from collegiate athletics and the sports commission world (NCAA, University of Oklahoma, America East Conference, St. Louis and Kansas City Sports Commissions).

Included among the 50 persons interviewed are Joe Lacob (owner of the 3-time World Champion Golden State Warriors), Kerry Bubolz (President and COO of the Vegas Golden Knights), Mark Cuban (owner of the Dallas Mavericks), Dan Flynn (CEO and Secretary General of the U.S. Soccer Federation), Robyn Glaser (Vice President of The Kraft Group), Larry Miller (President, Jordan Brand), Tom Penn (President and Co-Owner of the Los Angeles Football Club), Chris Zimmerman (President and CEO of the St. Louis Blues), Al Guido (President of the San Francisco 49ers and CEO of Elevate Sports Ventures), and many more.

The 4 core areas most frequently discussed by the experts are (1) lessons in Leadership, (2) examples of Innovation, (3) Strategic Marketing and Brand Development, and (4) Strategic Business Planning. Additionally, the interviews address a myriad of other topics, such as applications of business analytics both on and off the field of play, the growing role of social media as part of an organizations overall marketing strategy, the importance of both internal corporate culture and external community relations, and lessons in enhancing the success and efficiency of an organization's sales efforts.


Published as an e-book, this format allows readers an Interactive experience...with options to click on articles and videos to further explore topics discussed.  This format also allows the reader Versatility to consume the material by topic (e.g. Leadership, Strategic Marketing, Business Analytics) or by people (e.g. Leaders, Rising Stars, Analytics Experts, etc...). 

The target audiences for this book are: (1) Sports enthusiasts who want to learn more about the Business of Sports. (2) Those who enjoy reading about business and leadership, for there are numerous applied lessons in each throughout the book. (3) College professors who wish to supplement their Sports Business or Sport Management courses with a compilation of real-world sports industry applications.

Read more

About the author


Dr. Patrick Rishe is the Founding Director of the Sports Business Program at Washington University in St. Louis, as well as a Professor of Practice in Sports Business within WashU's Olin Business School. He is also the Founder and CEO of the sports consulting firm Sportsimpacts, as well as a contributing Sports Business writer for Forbes. Regarding professional highlights from 2018 alone, Dr. Rishe received the annual Reid Teaching Award from the Olin Business School, served as the NCAA's expert witness in their favorable outcome in the Todd McNair lawsuit , and conducted an Economic Impact Study for the 2018 SEC Men's Basketball Championships.

As the Founding Director of the WashU sports business program which began in 2015, Dr. Rishe has produced (1) an annual Fall Sports Business Summit which has attracted over 75 sports industry speakers in its first 3 years, (2) experiential projects with organizations such as Populous, the St. Louis Cardinals, the Carolina Hurricanes, and the Vegas Golden Knights, and (3) sports immersion trips where dozens of WashU students have traveled to New York City and Los Angeles to network with numerous sports organizations. Dr. Rishe teaches classes in Sports Analytics, Sport Marketing, and the Business of Sports. Prior to WashU, Dr. Rishe spent 16 years at Webster University as an Economics professor.

As the Founder and CEO of Sportsimpacts (started in 2000), Dr. Rishe's firm has conducted over 85 Economic Impact Studies including 3 Super Bowls (2016, 2011, 2006), 3 Final Fours, and a Ryder Cup. He has also done impact studies for entire college athletic programs (Ohio State, Texas, New Mexico), and has conducted market research at over 20 NCAA Championship events. Academically, Dr. Rishe has published numerous academic papers in peer-reviewed journals, including Sport Marketing Quarterly and the International Journal of Sport Finance.

In the classroom, he has taught Sports Business courses at UCLA, Saint Louis University, and Pepperdine University, has been a guest speaker at Harvard's Sports Law Symposium and NYU's Tisch Graduate School of Sport Management, and has previously (2015-2017) moderated panel discussions at both the MIT Sports Analytics Conference and Stanford University's Sports Innovation Conference (2015, 2018).

In media works, Dr. Rishe has been a contributing OpEd columnist for FORBES.com since 2010, where he has published over 800 pieces which have garnered over 4 million readers. His insights on topical sports business issues have appeared on various national media outlets such as NBC Nightly News, CBS News, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, CNN, Fox Business, New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, L.A. Times, ESPN Radio, Fox Sports Radio, Marketplace Radio, and NPR.

Read more
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