Last Sunday I wrote about a day to remember as my two favorite sports teams, the All Blacks and Manchester City turned in crunching performances to beat major rivals.

Saturday saw the All Blacks kick off, and kick on against their greatest rivals, the Springboks, in Christchurch. One of the greatest rivalries in sport saw the All Blacks run in 6 tries and thrash the Boks 41.13, thus completing their 15th consecutive win in 15 test matches. Devastatingly simple – and devastating. The challenge for the All Blacks is to continue to improve standards, to innovate, and in the absence of a disruptive challenger, to continue disrupting themselves – one of the biggest challenges a team, or business, will ever face.

Later that afternoon I trekked down to the Etihad to watch Manchester City hammer Bournemouth 4 nil in a blistering display of speed, agility, teamwork, cohesion, individual brilliance, hardwork and flair. Lessons for all of us.

A good day.

Image Attribute/Source: All Blacks /

Recent Posts

Kevin Roberts

Kevin Roberts is founder of Red Rose Consulting; business leader and educator; author and speaker; adviser on marketing, creative thinking and leadership.


Books on


Join us. Sign up for our blog.

Receive our regular updates in your in-box.