Rasmus Ankersen was captain of the under 19 team at Danish football club FC Midtjylland, but a severe injury smashed his dream of becoming a professional football player. At the age of 31 he has become a bestselling author, a trusted advisor to businesses and athletes around the world, and chairman of the football club he used to play for. For his book ‘The Gold Mine Effect’ Ankersen travelled around the globe to unlock the secrets of sports talent, and in his latest book ‘Hunger in Paradise’ Ankersen writes about how successful companies should reinvent themselves to maintain their success in the future. Last December Ankersen was keynote speaker at a seminar of the Dutch FA (KNVB) about the future of Dutch football. Sport Knowhow XL wanted to know more about his ideas on scouting and developing talent.