Finite vs Infinite Game: Exploring Simon Sinek's Perspective
This article is a summary of a YouTube video "SIMON SINEK: Finite vs infinite game" by Generate Insights
TLDR Infinite games have no winners because they have no defined end, challenging traditional notions of competition and success.
Unlike finite games, infinite games have no defined end and can continue indefinitely, challenging traditional notions of competition and success.
Problems arise when a finite player, who plays to win, is pitted against an infinite player, who plays to keep the game going.
The example of Vietnam and the Soviet Union in Afghanistan highlights the danger of getting stuck in a quagmire when playing a finite game against opponents who are fighting for their lives or as long as necessary.
The game of business has no winners because companies haven't agreed on the rules.
"There is no winning because there's no end."
Understanding the game they're in and organizing resources around the infinite contest allows companies to outlast and frustrate their competition.