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10 learnings from chess that can help managers manage teams

    1. OPENING THE GAME

    The first 25 moves are the most studied in all of chess. There are entire books written on each move.

    2. THINKING IN BOATS

    In a tournament, play your best game. Then think about how you would have won if you were winning. If you can solve that problem, then you will win more often.

    3. CHECK MATE! (how to solve a problem)

    Break it down into sub-problems and solve each one.

    4. POSITIONAL PLAY AND TACTICAL PLAY

    In any business situation, there is positional play (what is the long term strategy that will give me an advantage) and there's tactical play (short term moves that might seem meaningless but are actually important).

    5. ATTACK AND DEFENSE ARE THE SAME THING.

    Attacking creates defense. Defending creates attack.

    6. STRATEGY AND TACTICS ARE THE SAME THING.

    Strategy without tactics is blind. Tactics without strategy is suicide.

    7. DECEPTION IS IMPORTANT IN BOTH CHESS AND BUSINESS

    Sometimes it's important to hide your intentions even if it means sacrificing short term gains for long term ones. This requires self-discipline and focus so you don't get distracted by immediate gratification when you act on your intentions later on in the game/business situation.

    8. LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES BUT DON'T BE DEPRESSED BY THEM OR YOU WON'T LEARN ANYTHING FROM THEM

    There's always a reason why I lose a game or make a bad decision in business or life in general
    If I can figure out what that reason was then I can avoid it next time
    It takes courage to look at my mistakes but it's the only way to improve
    And this applies to teams as well as individuals within teams
    A team has to be honest with each other about their mistakes and learn from them so they don't happen again
    It takes courage for everyone involved but without this step there's no chance of success
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