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The Infinite Game

How Great Businesses Achieve Long-lasting Success
Narrated by: Simon Sinek
Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
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A revolutionary approach to long term business strategy from the best-selling author of start with why. 

The New York Times best-selling author of Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, and Together is Better offers a bold new approach to business strategy by asking one question: are you playing the finite game or the infinite game? 

In The Infinite Game, Sinek applies game theory to explore how great businesses achieve long-lasting success. He finds that building long-term value and healthy, enduring growth - that playing the infinite game - is the only thing that matters to your business.

©2018 Simon Sinek (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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Amazing Book

loved it
an eye opening book with can help many new CEO's to build a much better business.

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a beautiful guide

I thought Simon was just repeating his material... then chapter 2 came! 😝
great book, with amazing content for anyone who is considering any form of self development!

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Purchased based on TED talk

Introduction and closing chapters were good but remainder of book was a rehash of same concept with different platitudes.

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  • Dee
  • 25-10-2019

Outstanding!!!

The optimist is back.
The fact that not all of us has clear Just Cause as Mr.Jobs or Dr. Luther, the reason to find one or join one is so relatable to me.
I might join Simon Sinek’s cause to make people safer at meaningful work and be a Infinite player in life.

I think everyone should read this book and spread the idea of this optimist.

Another great job Simon, I’m one of your cause followers now.

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A great read

I love how Simon thinks, his mindset is just brilliant and his books make one think. To have similar thinking, but to also learn more at the same time, is valuable. Thank you Simon 5 stars and this is the third book of yours I have read. That makes 15 gold stars from me.

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Simply Inspiring

An excellent complement to the Leaders Eat Last book with a lot of inspiring stories.

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Inspired by Simon's insights

Book wasn't boring or tedious, a must listen to if you want to improve in business and in life

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Infinitely worth it

I loved this concept from Simon. It to sad that our politicians are not made to read, listen, be tested on this concept. If they did get it, they would make far better decisions than they do now.

For us more responsible people, the Infinite Game can have life-changing effects. I know for myself that I would want my obituary to reflect the concept in that I am acknowledged as a pioneer of an industry that I made into my life's work (the commercialization of Australian wild foods). Simon's book really brought home that in this pursuit, taking the infinite view helps us choose better, manage more kindly, be more generous with knowledge and keep sight of the path that goes on and on, ever-changing but always on track.

In fact, get this book and it will underline, clarify and value your life. Great listen.

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A great reminder career of my own mission

Great book and hits my soul reminding me what the hell am I doing w my life haha! All jokes aside it’s a great read.
I love the forward thinking and being challenged with case studies.
The only cons is that usually these types of books only have pro biases, I would have loved see where infinite thinking failed and why etc
Nevertheless highly recommended

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Great listen

Very different perspective on how we operate and how we could evolve our thinking and approach to business and life.

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  • J Thomas
  • 28-02-2020

Visionary and Courageous

Even though Simon Sinek has built on the original work of Professor James P. Carse, he has managed to package a message of courage and a vision that would not only be more sustainable and valuable to society, but to any business as well. The fact that Simon narrates the content himself is a major plus - it is not a dull reading, but full of passion and conviction. The content is thought provoking on an individual level but should also be shared and considered at a business leadership level. The life we live and the activities we engage in to sustain our journey requires a different mindset than the one most of us where taught or conditioned to accept. "Life is a journey, not a destination" the familiar quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson goes, but soon we may be saying to each other : "Life is an infinite game" as per Simon Sinek, when we want people or corporations to focus on advancing a just cause, building teams that trust, to study and welcome worthy rivals, be prepared to flex and have the courage to lead. This is the insight: we must stop aiming at a fictional "destination" where we can be declared "the winner" - there are no "winners" in business or of life!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-07-2020

Great insight

Wow, what a great book, really learned a lot from it. Highly recommended this book.

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  • Eleonora Valenti
  • 10-07-2020

I like the concept, was expecting more meat

The concept is good but I felt it was treated in a more general fashion than I was expecting, not very actionable.
Start with why was more concrete.

Interesting examples in business anyway

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  • Ntuthuko
  • 11-05-2020

awesome thanks.

it is a great book, I love it, the author Simon Sinek is always on point, and he did the same with this book... would have wrote an infinite review, but this box, have finite space.😊

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  • Rachel L
  • 16-04-2020

Great concepts but was a bit long

Love the concepts and way of thinking infinitely and what that means in practice. Did go on a bit long though. could have been summed up a bit faster.

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  • Cliff Neo
  • 29-03-2020

A good read

loved it. simon narrated it very well. inspirational and clear up a mindset I've been having for awhile.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-02-2020

Worth every minute

I'll probably listen to this again. And it will be worth it again.

Also worth a share to my fellow Management team.

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  • Toome Corporated PTY LTD
  • 18-02-2020

Relevant for the right thinking in business today

This book for me articulates the growing train of thinking (philosophically) required for long-term success in today’s business climate which rightly so is becoming more and more focused on the customer and matching a companies cause to its customers ethical view of what a company should do both for them and the community it serves both locally and globally...the companies that align themselves with this inspiring view are justifiably benefiting from this more and more in an “infinite” way...welcome to the brave new world...

Maybe another way to put it...companies will be richly rewarded in the brave new world by all who adopt an infinite mindset in and out of the boardroom not because they have to but because they feel compelled to do so. These same people will typically Dare to Lead their people with empathy and compassion, Multiplying their peoples capacities and turning off products and services that will “add” to the world not at its expense...this is a much needed mindset shift required in our world to tackle more than corporate greed and responsibility but a required shift from humanity itself on a personal and collective scale.

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  • Andre
  • 12-02-2020

André

Wow! I was truly impressed.

The value here is that this book is relevant to now. It shows us how leaders have been thinking. How others have been thinking and how we should be thinking if we want to continue on the path of responsibility, sustainability and longevity in our Busines lives. The infinite game.

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  • B.A. DEGREGORIO
  • 10-02-2020

Best Simon Sinek book to date

So relevant to what I am experiencing. One of the most inspirational and thought provoking books I have read

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  • jc
  • 05-03-2020

Back on form

If you were a fan of Start with Why but disappointed by Simon Sinek's Leaders Eat Last or Find Your Why, then he's very much back on form here. I just can't get enough and highly recommend.

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  • Horus
  • 13-01-2020

Can't wait for the next book.

Another great book by Simon Sinek. I have read all the books by him and they are very inspiring and calling for change in society and us.
Simon - If you do get to read this review. After reading your first book "Start With Why" I quit my job in the industry that I worked for more than 10 years. When I read your books and recommend them to others I say - just be careful as your world view is about to change.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-12-2019

Sublime

Not only for business people, but for everyone. This book opened more my mind to the meaning of life. Everyone with a spark of good inside could get inspired and think onwards what choices they make for improving their life and especially the lives of others in the long term. This book would teach me patience in life working for a better tomorrow.
What I've thought before, it's actually here too: that better is better than the best. The process in getting better and sticking to our Just Cause might be long (actually being infinite) and not pleasant at all times but it's more worth it than to look only for the short-term material success.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-10-2019

Very interesting

Recommending this book to everyone interested in business management. Loved it very much. Five stars.

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  • Adel D
  • 20-05-2020

The whole idea could have been an article.

The whole idea could have been an article, there is a lot of repetition and elaborate examples.

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  • Mary Mercy
  • 14-05-2020

Simple point made well

Storytelling revolved around big corporations used effectively to illustrate how an infinite mindset leads to possibilities that don’t exist for those with more finite one taking in corruption and greed along the way. Written in his typical nice style to illustrate one simple point but the range of material does provide space to reflect on your own mindset and the organisation you represent. Nice read

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-03-2020

Repetitive

I can't say it's a bad book. But beeing honest, it's nothing new, the ideal is the same as with all Simons books and the premise doesn't change.

why 4 stars then? Because Simon is an idealist just like myself and I agree with with his ideals.

I'm beginning to think he's just milking it a bit too much.

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  • Mark B
  • 20-02-2020

One trick pony

The author seems to make a career out of stating the bleeding obvious. Of course, common sense is rarely common, so his first book had some value perhaps.

But for me his last two have been pointless, boring and totally unnecessary.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-12-2019

Slow to start, makes some good points though

I’ve read 4 of his book now I think. It’s good, not a page turner like leaders eat last or start with why, still enjoyed it 😀.

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  • Miles Playne
  • 25-10-2019

Another awesome book by Simon Sinek!!!

I don’t write many reviews, I have been with audible since 2014 and don’t listen to fiction, his audible books are by far the best I have listened too. Always inspiring and articulated in a way that anyone can understand. I hope to one day meet Simon to thank him in person.

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