Existential flexibility

If your not willing to blow up your company to make a drastic change, the market will do it for you. 

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The Infinite Game: How to Lead in the 21st Century

The Infinite Game: How to Lead in the 21st Century

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Finding more in our work that gives us meaning that will will devote our lives work to the cause. 

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Finite vs Infinite Games

There are finite games and infinite games.

  • Finite games are known players with known rules with goals to win the game.
  • Infinite games have known and unknown players, rules that can change, and the goal to keep playing the game

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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Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress. 

Working hard for something we love is called passion.

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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.

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  1. Just cause. Working for more than just a metric.
  2. Trusting team. Trust to ask for help from co-workers and managers without fear of performance reviews.
  3. Worthy advisory. To reflect who is doing something better to find what you can self improve yourself.
  4. Existential flexibility. How long can you stay in the infinite game.
  5. The ability to lead. Lead an infinite game that is greater than a few successes. 

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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

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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.

  • Their 'Why' is centered around their personal, family and health goals.
  • They determine 'How' by their personal and professional development goals.
  • They pursue their business, career and financial goals by asking 'What'.

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