There are finite games and infinite games.
When players are both competing at the same finite or infinite game, the game is stable. When there is an opposition, the finite player will burn though resources and willpower to compete and the infinite player will just be playing the game.
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Finding more in our work that gives us meaning that will will devote our lives work to the cause.
Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress.
Working hard for something we love is called passion.
If your not willing to blow up your company to make a drastic change, the market will do it for you.
Businesses often try to play in the finite game. They will strive to a sales metric or a competitive feature to their opponent. This is futile and will only end with burning though resources and willpower.
When businesses compete in the infinite game, there is a higher purpose than a strong year-end sale. There is strategy to say in the game indefinitely.
Mindsets drive what leaders do and why they do it.
Two different leaders might face the same situation but respond to it very differently. One leader might see the case as threatening, whereas the other leader might see it as an opportunity.
A finite game is a game where we have defined set of rules, a limited number of players and a timer to say when the game is over. An infinte game is a game where there are always changes in the rules, unlimited number of players and no timer.
In the first one the game ends and the players continue their lives, in the second one is the other way around: the players come and go, but the game continues
Great leaders look at the fundamental forces of life, and ask 'Why'. There is a drive they carry, a cause, a purpose, that makes them inspired to achieve something bigger than themselves.
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