September 2019 Favorites File
What do the infinite game, context and being indispensable have in common? These are all part of my favorite learnings in September.
Podcasts, books and quotes
- Simon Sinek’s new book, The Infinite Game, will be released in mid-October. As part of the book promotion, Sinek is on the interview circuit talking about the concepts of the infinite and finite games. In business, we should focus on the infinite game but many business owners/leaders tend to focus on the finite game instead. It is easier to set metrics and manage expectations in a specific timeframe. This interview from the Entreleadership podcast is the perfect introduction to his new book.
- Let’s talk about context. Context is the difference between a good message and a great one. When we take into consideration the context of the situation our customers are facing when needing our services, we are able to relate with them better, therefore speaking to them with more relevance. After my conversation with Zach Messler (Episode 14), I did some work on my own messaging with him. It is always good to get outside advice.
- What makes us indispensable? In his interview featured on Entreleadership, Seth Godin discusses the increasing role of artificial intelligence in society and what it means to us.
- And the last key learning this month comes from a neighbor offering advice on finding balance in our lives.
Always in pursuit of purpose,