Updated: Nov 25, 2019
From being a fan of Simon’s work for many years, including his past books but also the content he puts out on YouTube, I went into the Infinite Game with high hopes to be inspired on his quest to “imagine a world in which the vast majority of us wake up inspired, feel safe at work and return home fulfilled at the end of the day.”
The book centres around a theme called the Infinite Game, stating how organisations should have a single driving force called a Just Cause which is greater than themselves and guides their decision making. I wrote about it in a previous blog (CLICK HERE).
The book continues and covers in different sections the need for Trusting Teams (a common theme in all his books), the benefit of having a Worthy Rival (with whom you compete but who’s very presence makes you better), something called Existential Flexibility (which is a posh way of not being afraid to make bold pivots of your business at the right time) and also the Courage to Lead (another theme of many of his books, for leaders having the courage to see through decisions).
Overall I enjoyed the book but it wasn’t his best. The examples were good and I enjoyed the sentiment but it didn’t need to be 225 pages.