“If there are at least two players, a game exists. And there are two kinds of games: finite games and infinite games.” p. 3
“The more I looked at our world through [this] lens of finite and infinite games, the more I started to see infinite games all around us, games with no finish lines and no winners. There is no such thing as coming in first in marriage or friendship, for example. Though school may be finite, there is no such thing as winning education. We can beat out other candidates for a job or promotion, but no one is ever crowned the winner of careers….” p. 4
I watched Simon Sinek interviewed by Marie Forleo and ordered the book. His easy-going, easy-to-undertand style and excellent illustrations come through on the written page.
Although the main focus is about running a business as an infinite game, the ideas are easily applied to all manner of life situations: marriage, parenting, education, politics, etc. “Where two or more are gathered.”
Ready to discuss Just Causes, ethical fading, Worthy Rivals and more. Very excited about this one. 4/5 stars.