There are two types of games: finite and infinite. Finite games have clearly defined rules and boundaries, and all players know what the objectives are and what they need to do to win. Infinite games have no clear rules and there is no winning or losing – the only objective is to keep playing. Business is an infinite game, but too many companies are playing with a finite mindset.
In this episode, we’ll talk about the five essential practices for cultivating an infinite mindset. These lessons are crucial to the times we’re living through right now. Stay tuned for a special interview coming this week 😉
The benefits of an infinite mindset is obvious. The rise of great societies, advancements in science and medicine, exploration of space – these all happened because large groups of people, united in a common cause, chose to collaborate even though there was no clear end in sight.
But maintaining an infinite mindset is hard. There are pressures all around forcing us back to a finite mindset. The results are all too familiar: annual rounds of mass layoffs to meet arbitrary profit projections, cut-throat high-pressure work environments, dishonest and unethical business practices that reward toxic behaviour, and rewarding leaders who care more about themselves than the people they’re in charge of.
Great leaders are the ones who think beyond short term and focus on the long term. They are the ones who know that it is not about the next quarter or the next election, it is about the next generation...........