Outside of business, sports immediately comes to mind when I think of achievement and performance. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of a close game or seeing a history-making play. High-performing athletes are really fun to watch, but they also make an interesting metaphor for performance on the web.
Performance in the world of sports is two-fold. First, you’ve got metrics like passing yards or free-throw percentage that speak to an athlete’s skill level. Then, there’s the observable performance we enjoy as fans and spectators, watching with excitement and pride — or in some cases frustration — as the game plays out before our eyes.