Finite game versus infinite game are vantage points that shape one’s focus areas.
Finite games have an intended stopping point at which there is success or failure. Infinite games seek ongoing success such that continuous improvement and the next best step is the main focus.rB5 The goal of an infinite game is to keep the game going. In war, an invading force plays a finite game against another people’s infinite game, which can lead to a quagmire.rS8
Simon Sinek, Most Leaders Don’t Even Know the Game They’re In | Simon Sinek, 2016, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyTQ5-SQYTo&ab_channel=SimonSinek. (See notes.)
William Burnett and David J. Evans, Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life, First edition (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016). (See notes.)