Simon Shrek points out that the USA won all of the important battles in the Vietnam conflict (and only 58,000 soldiers killed as contrasted to North Vietnam losing 3 million soldiers) and yet lost the war.

The USA was playing a finite game and the North Vietnamese were playing an Infinite Game.

Check his five rules to play an Infinite Game

  1. Just Cause
  2. Courageous Leaders
  3. Trusting Teams
  4. Worthy Opponent
  5. Flexible Playbook

Which game is your nonprofit playing? How is that working? What would it feel like to get all the pieces of your company in the right place?

Should we talk? Maybe it wouldn’t work – but your total investment would be – – 15 minutes?

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