The Springbok victory at the Rugby World Cup generated a vast outpouring of heart-warming commentary. An army of columnists, editorial writers and, sadly, business school professors, treated us to their thoughts about “the lessons we can learn from the Springboks”.

With the assistance of artificial intelligence it is possible to crystallise their millions of words into simple principles: South Africans of all races must come together to achieve a common goal; camaraderie is forged through what unites us rather than what divides us; excellence is a jolly good thing but requires hard work; and stop sulking when you get dropped, it’s (probably) not because you’re white or black...

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