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The Infinite Game Summary

About The Infinite Game Book

From the New York Times bestselling author of Start With Why and Leaders Eat Last, a bold framework for leadership in today’s ever-changing world.
How do we win a game that has no end? Finite games, like football or chess, have known players, fixed rules and a clear endpoint. The winners and losers are easily identified. Infinite games, games with no finish line, like business or politics, or life itself, have players who come and go. The rules of an infinite game are changeable while infinite games have no defined endpoint. There are no winners or losers—only ahead and behind. 
The question is, how do we play to succeed in the game we’re in?
In this revelatory book, Simon Sinek offers a framework for leading with an infinite mindset. On one hand, none of us can resist the fleeting thrills of a promotion earned or a tournament won, yet these rewards fade quickly. In pursuit of a Just Cause, we will commit to a vision of a future world so appealing that we will build it week after week, month after month, year after year. Although we do not know the exact form this world will take, working toward it gives our work and our life meaning.
Leaders who embrace an infinite mindset build stronger, more innovative, more inspiring organizations. Ultimately, they are the ones who lead us into the future.

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The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek

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Going at the roots of what makes the difference in the business game, Simon Sinek capture the essence of how to build sustainable business by playing the infinite game.

If a rocket that was headed for the stars crashed, for example, we figured out what was wrong and tried again... and again... And even after we succeeded, we kept going. We did these things not because of the promise of an end-of-year bonus; we did these things because we felt we were contributing to something bigger than ourselves, something with value that would last well beyond our own lifetimes.



Finite And Infinite Games

Finite And Infinite Games

There are two kinds of games: finite and infinite.

Finite games:

  • are played by known players
  • have fixed rules
  • have an agreed-upon objective that, when reached, ends the game.

Infinite Games, in contrast:

  • are played by known and unknown players
  • there are no exact or agreed-upon rules
  • have infinite time horizons - in consequence there is no such thing as "winning" and infinite game


The biggest idea in the book is the notion of looking at business and life as an infinite game. Not a game to be played to win, but a game that is played for the sheer objective of staying in the game.

The goal of business is to keep playing ⇒ so “success” = building an organization that is strong enough and healthy enough (i.e. it has the will + resources) to stay in the game forever.



Krish Mukherjee

1) just cause

2) trusting teams

3) worthy rivals

4) existential Fixibility

5) courage to lead

A team is a group of people who work together , It is a group of people who trust each other

Trust is essential to an effective team, because it provides a sense of safety. When your team members feel safe with each other, they feel comfortable to open up, take appropriate risks, and expose vulnerabilities



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