Throughout the centuries people have enjoyed games. From simple ones to pass the time to more complex ones that use strategy and challenge the participants to compete intellectually and have been called mental sports. Man’s love of competition and play has evolved over recent decades and there are far more choices now than ever before. For the list I have skipped video and online games, sticking with those that have actual physical pieces. No exclusions were made based on whether they are better with 2 or multiple players.

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on 06 Sep 2017 4:14 PM
  • strategy

Justin Moore, CEO of Axcient in California on the lessons from chess for busines - the kinds of thinking that his days as a chess prodigy taught him has deeply informed the way he runs a successful startup. In a sense, Moore does still play chess every day–by running Axcient. Here are a few lessons about how to apply the grandmaster mindset to the world of business.

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on 06 Sep 2017 4:14 PM
  • chess, strategy, chess and business, justin moore, axcient

Every decision we make - stay in or go out, shoot or pass, stick or twist - is an instantaneous cocktail of different motivations and information. We make our choices with our heart, our head and our guts - but should we trust our emotional intuition, or is a reliance on cold, hard facts the safest way to go? Nothing beats the the thrill of a big decision, so we’ve put together an infographic that looks into how data-driven decision-making measures up against the gut-given power of intuition.

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on 06 Sep 2017 4:14 PM
  • intuition, gut feeling,

Companies with more than 50 employees but less than 100 employees are in a tricky phase of growth - too big to behave like a start-up where everyone wears 10 hats and reports to the CEO but not big enought to afford the kinds of specialization and systems that come with a team of 100+. This phase is sometimes referred to as "the valley of death," as many companies either stall or sell the business before growing past the other side.

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on 06 Sep 2017 4:14 PM
  • rule of thumb, rules of thumb, execution, growth, small companies, Growth phase
on 06 Sep 2017 4:14 PM

21 quotes - worth a quick read…

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on 06 Sep 2017 4:14 PM
  • intuition, gut feeling, quotes, quotations

If you really want to learn about doing business, chess is the game to play. The lessons it offers to the aspiring entrepreneur are more important and practical than any business game I know.
 

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on 27 Aug 2017 3:09 PM
  • chess
  • business
  • business and chess
  • critical thinking

left alone the brain will automatically judge things as good or bad, right or wrong, fair or unfair, important or unimportant, urgent or non-urgent and so on. This happens so fast that our experiences are automatically colored right when we get to them, so mindfulness is about being aware of that and taking a fresh perspective.

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on 15 Aug 2017 1:21 AM
  • mindfulness, being in the present, judging, being aware of the judging nature of the mind

When practicing mindfulness, it is important to recognize this judging quality of mind when it appears and to intentionally assume the stance of an impartial witness by reminding yourself to just observe it. When you find the mind judging, you don’t have to stop it from doing that. All that is required is to be aware of it happening. No need to judge the judging and make matters even more complicated for yourself.

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on 15 Aug 2017 1:21 AM
  • mindfulness, being in the present, judging, being aware of the judging nature of the mind

IMAGINE YOUR FUNERAL. Not the brightest topic, to be sure, but one worth serious thought—no matter what your age. Your family and friends have gathered to honor your life. But what do you leave behind? Beyond the contents of your last will and testament, what part of you remains on earth even after you've passed away?

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on 15 Aug 2017 1:21 AM
  • legacy, maxwell, rohn, learnings