Simon Sinek gives a talk you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXOAnQfet-Y
TLDR – Don’t play to WIN in business. It’s an infinite game not a finite game. Don’t play for tomorrow, play for 5o years. Don’t think of battles, think of the war.
Example – Simon said that during the Steve Balmer days at Microsoft, 100% of managers spent 70% of presentation time talking about “How to beat Apple.” Whereas at Apple, 100% of managers spent 100% of time talking about how to help teachers teach and students learn. Apple was/is playing the infinite game. Microsoft was playing the finite game.
How does this apply to me and Novak Solutions? Build a strong leadership team. Teach employees how to lead. Look towards the distant future (of which the near future is part of) and plan for that.