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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.

SIMON SINEK.

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