Teams: Sevilla, Montedio Yamagata, Bosnia-H., Argentina
Success is subjective, but only up to a point; it's not entirely subjective, far from it. There is a great deal of difference between, say, a student who wastes their time at university and ends up with a third-class degree to one who works hard and gets a first, and the overwhelming majority of people would agree with that. Raising children who are good citizens and compassionate people is a pretty much unqualified success.
That's one of the features (or should be) of indices like the Newsweek/Daily Beast one: to focus on a set of goals which are generally held to be desirable (women's access to healthcare, jobs, education and so on) and thus indicative of 'success' in that particular field. Of course, the selected goals may still show cultural biases, but in theory these should be relatively few.
'Meditation is not being calm sitting on some remote mountaintop; it is being calm in the middle of New York City.'