"Kawashima Minami … has a knack of overcoming adversity and seeing things through until the end. When her childhood friend Miyata Yuuki had to take time off as the team’s manager due to health reasons, Minami offers to fill in for her with the ambitious goal of, the stadium where national championships are held. She’s unaware how weak Hodokubo High School’s club is at first, but later comes across Peter Drucker‘s “Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices” book and starts applying its business principles to turn the team around.
Author Iwasaki Natsumi has stated that the idea actually came to him when he was playing Final Fantasy XII and couldn’t figure out an effective team composition to defeat certain monsters, after which he read another player mentioning Drucker in a blog. Upon reading the book, he found the concepts so transformative that they moved him to tears and inspired him to write his novel.”
(via Random Curiosity)