The game of soccer is a powerful metaphor for individuals, teams, and organizations competing in the global economy. Taking advantage of soccer's worldwide recognition as a game and language, its metaphor offers an operating framework - or model - for helping overcome the challenges associated with working in global business. The Collaborator lays out eleven operating principles matching up with the global business model. Together, they decribe SOCCER as a Strategic Operating Collaboration Code for Earning Results...for Engaging Resources...and for Establishing Relationships. If you agree that collaboration represents a critical business practice for succeeding or scoring goals on the global business field, you will find that The Collaborator provides an innovative and practical model to help people understand what global business and leadership look like - and how employees are expected to perform in the global business economy.