Mathias Crawford


Is the Game of Cricket a Model for Surviving the 21st Century?

The old, tradition-laden colonial pastime is proving to be one of the most innovative institutions in the world. Who knew?

The world is a pretty uncertain place right now, and institutions of all kinds—businesses, governments, universities, religions—are trying to figure out how, and whether, they can survive in the 21st century.

The story I want to tell you is about how cricket—yes, that cricket—has become a model for them all.

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