Model: finite vs infinite games

December 18th, 2020

Finite game:

  • Known players

  • Fixed rules

  • Goal: win


Infinite game:

  • Known and unknown players

  • Rules can be changed

  • Goal: continue playing

  • Players drop out when will or resources are depleted


Stable combinations

  • Finite + finite (eg. baseball)

  • Infinite + infinite


(src: Video: Most Leaders Don't Even Know the Game They're In - Simon Sinek)

(src: Video: The Infinite Game: How to Lead in the 21st Century - Simon Sinek)