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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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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infinite mindset

Were you inspired by this book is the closing question. in a nutshell, yes! Being driven by something higher and in service, can never truly be completed - it's infinite. Thank you for the reminder Simon

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Great insight

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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  • jc
  • 03-05-20

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
  • 01-13-20

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
  • 03-02-20

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-29-19

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
  • 10-27-19

Very interesting

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

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  • Adel D
  • 05-20-20

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
  • 05-14-20

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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  • Mark B
  • 02-20-20

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
  • 12-29-19

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
  • 10-25-19

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-09-20

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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  • The Hammbag
  • 10-18-19

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-17-19

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
  • 10-25-19

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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  • Takis Diakoumis
  • 09-27-20

illuminating and reaffirming

great easy pace and we'll delivered. I found myself overlaying every point into my world. loved it

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  • Scott
  • 09-16-20

Really engaging and valuable content. Well read.

A worthwhile read for anyone in any business. Plenty to reflect on. Highly recommend and can see the value of rereading because there are a lot of great lessons and cases to study.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-30-20

A must read for a new or old leader

If you want your team to be successful long after the quarter. Long after the report is in and long after you're gone. This is the book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-19-20

Inspirational Book for Life & Leadership

Great messaging, & easy to listen to. Motivational stories & inspiring theories. I will be recommending this book to my managers to help transform them into leaders.

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  • Tracey Van Weezep
  • 08-13-20

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-15-20

Simply Inspiring

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