The infinite game
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New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2019].
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xiv, 251 pages ; 25 cm
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English
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9780735213500, 073521350X, 9780525538837, 0525538836

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-241) and index.
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"In finite games, like football or chess, the players are known, the rules are fixed, and the endpoint is clear. The winners and losers are easily identified. In infinite games, like business or politics or life itself, the players come and go, the rules are changeable, and there is no defined endpoint. There are no winners or losers in an infinite game; there is only ahead and behind. The more I started to understand the difference between finite and infinite games, the more I began to see infinite games all around us. I started to see that many of the struggles that organizations face exist simply because their leaders were playing with a finite mindset in an infinite game. These organizations tend to lag behind in innovation, discretionary effort, morale and ultimately performance. The leaders who embrace an infinite mindset, in stark contrast, build stronger, more innovative, more inspiring organizations. Their people trust each other and their leaders. They have the resilience to thrive in an ever-changing world, while their competitors fall by the wayside. Ultimately, they are the ones who lead the rest of us into the future. Any worthwhile undertaking starts with Why - the purpose, cause or belief that inspires us to do what we do and inspires others to join us. Good leaders know how to build Circles of Safety that promote trust and cooperation throughout their organizations. But that's not enough to help us chart a course through the unpredictable, often chaotic landscape of today's marketplace. I now believe that the ability to adopt an infinite mindset is a prerequisite for any leader who aspires to leave their organization in better shape than they found it"--,Provided by publisher.
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In finite games the players are known, the rules are fixed, the endpoint is clear. In infinite games-- business, politics or life itself-- the players come and go, the rules are changeable, there is no defined endpoint. There are no winners or losers; there is only ahead and behind. Sinek realized that many of the struggles that organizations face exist simply because their leaders were playing with a finite mindset in an infinite game. It's not enough chart a course through the unpredictable, often chaotic landscape of today's marketplace. Leaders need the ability to adopt an infinite mindset, in order to leave their organization in better shape than they found it. -- adapted from jacket
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How do we win a game that has no end? Finite games, like football or chess, have known players, fixed rules and a clear endpoint. The winners and losers are easily identified. Infinite games, games with no finish line, like business or politics, or life itself, have players who come and go. The rules of an infinite game are changeable while infinite games have no defined endpoint. There are no winners or losers--only ahead and behind. The question is, how do we play to succeed in the game we're in? In this revelatory new book, Simon Sinek offers a framework for leading with an infinite mindset. On one hand, none of us can resist the fleeting thrills of a promotion earned or a tournament won, yet these rewards fade quickly. In pursuit of a Just Cause, we will commit to a vision of a future world so appealing that we will build it week after week, month after month, year after year. Although we do not know the exact form this world will take, working toward it gives our work and our life meaning. Leaders who embrace an infinite mindset build stronger, more innovative, more inspiring organizations. Ultimately, they are the ones who lead us into the future.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Sinek, S. (2019). The infinite game. New York: Portfolio/Penguin.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Sinek, Simon. 2019. The Infinite Game. New York: Portfolio/Penguin.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Sinek, Simon, The Infinite Game. New York: Portfolio/Penguin, 2019.

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Sinek, Simon. The Infinite Game. New York: Portfolio/Penguin, 2019. Print.

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