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The Infinite Game
The Infinite Game | Simon Sinek
So many organizations and individuals are obsessed with winning. But how do you win a game that never really ends? There is no such thing, for example, as "winning" business. Simon Sinek's Start With Why and Leaders Eat Last have helped millions of readers see the hidden rules that govern our behavior. Now The Infinite Game challenges us to rethink our perspective with a deceptively simple question: How do you stay ahead in a game with no end? Games like basketball and chess are finite, with firm rules and clear endpoints. But business, for example, is infinite -- there's ultimately no such thing as "winning" because there's always a new set of challenges. Those who thrive in the long run are those who play by infinite rules. They do things that enable them to out-maneuver, out-innovate, and outlast their competitors. Trying to play an infinite game with a finite mindset can be catastrophic. During the Vietnam War, for instance, America won nearly every battle and killed many more enemy troops. But the Americans lost the war because the North Vietnamese were willing to endure any hardship, for as long as it took to force the Americans to give up. Through a wide range of examples, Sinek explores how infinite players in any field can exhaust their competitors, stay ahead for the long run, and create strong organizations, built to weather nearly any storm. Great leaders instinctively play the infinite game; now the rest of us can understand how they do it. The finite thinker focuses on... * A company's quarterly earnings * Winning a presidential election * Winning an Olympic medal * Squeezing the last dollar from a negotiation * Raising an obedient child * Closing a sale * What and How The infinite thinker focuses on... * A company's reputation * Leading the nation * Becoming as good as you can possibly be at your sport * Making your partner want to do business with you again * Raising an inquisitive child * Building a customer relationship * Why
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5280reader
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Yay! Another #bookspin completed and this one has been on my nightstand for months, staring me down. Yet- it shouldn‘t have. It was so good that I‘ve quoted it in at least 4 meetings in the last 2 weeks! I see examples of infinite and finite mindset everywhere now. And I‘m just full of gratitude that I work for an infinite minded school district! #litsyatoz @TheAromaofBooks @BookishMarginalia

wanderinglynn Sounds fascinating! Stacked! 👍🏻 2y
TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 2y
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The Infinite Game | Simon Sinek

Ethical fading is a condition in a culture that allows people to act in unethical ways in order to advance their own interests, often at the expense of others, while falsely believing that they have not compromised their moral principles.

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The Infinite Game | Simon Sinek

As King Louis XV of France said in 1757, ‘Apres moi le deluge‘. After me comes the flood. In other words, the disaster that will follow after I‘m gone will be your problem, not mine. A sentiment that seems to be shared by too many finite leaders today”.
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Excited to have the motivation to finish this book. Thanks #BookSpinBingo and @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks great!! 2y
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To ask, "What's best for me" is finite thinking. To ask, "What's best for us" is infinite thinking.

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MEGR
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Loved this audio book 📖 It is history, economics and ethics in one. It helped me understand the framework and language to discuss sustainability in our economy. It made me think about the effects of capitalism and how to survive it without getting caught up in it.

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bluekowawa
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I saw Simon Sinek speak a few years ago and have become a fan of his. I find him accessible and insightful and really enjoy this thoughts. This book was no different. A helpful reframing and perspective not only on business but also life.

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My husband and I own two bookstores and listened to Simon Sinek‘s Start with Why together a few years ago and have had many discussions on our “why” ever since! In The Infinite Game, Sinek urges us to reconsider our view of what “winning” means in business. In a finite game, like chess, we win and then go home, but business is an infinite game, to win is to stay in the game and keep playing. Thanks to Libro.fm for the free listening copy!

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akaGingerK
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Surprisingly interesting for a business book - accurately describes several problems I saw growing at a former corporate employer, as well as providing insight into the underlying causes. Sinek‘s accent occasionally catches me off guard, though! #advancedlistenercopy

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Games like chess or checkers are “finite” in that they can be won & have a determined end. One can‘t “win” at things like life or business though. These are infinite games. Sinek‘s brilliant new book draws on the work of philosopher James Carse to find inspiration for a new way of orienting the world of business, toward what he calls Just Causes, or mission based goals, as an antidote to the myopia of short sighted capitalism today.

underground_bks Can‘t wait to read this! I loved Start With Why! 3y
HillsAndHamletsBookshop 🤓📚❤️ 3y
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