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Playing the Long Game: How to Create Long Term Success in a "Right Now" World

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In a world obsessed with page views, followers, likes, and clicks, keeping up with the competition can feel like a frustrating game where the rules are constantly changing and you're always playing catchup.

In his new acclaimed book, Playing the Long Game, Sam Kyle offers refreshing advice for breaking away from the pack: Play a different game!

Through personal vignettes
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Kindle Edition, 37 pages
Published December 11th 2019
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Joe Bartmann
Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
That’s a whole lot of highlights in one short book! Simple, strait forward look at how to be strategic. Good stuff.
Otavio Furlan
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book that shows how compounding effects act on our behalf when having a long-term thinking
Chandrasen Rajashekar
Jan 12, 2020 marked it as to-read
Brain food No. 351


"Playing the long game is following the road less travelled by turning down what feels good now in favor of what we think will set us up for feeling awesome later on. We need to put up with criticism from those who are playing the short game and will tell us we're boring or wasting our time." (Source: Playing the Long Game: How to Create Long Term Success in a "Right Now" World)
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Anders Nielsen
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a short book, but I still got a lot out of it.
Long term thinking is so important and the examples of the book and how to think about long term thinking is really good.
Highly recommended
Pedro Gimenez
May 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Really short book about short-term vs long-term.

What does it mean to play the long term?

* It means to understand the power of compounding. Small cumulative steps that can be sustained (marathon) over big steps that can't (sprints).
* It means to understand second order thinking. Look for "the effects of the effects". It's one thing to consider whether something would be beneficial or not, or whether we want to do it or not. It's quite another considering if it would be beneficial on the long run.
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Long Nguyen
Jan 30, 2020 rated it liked it
Only half way through but I feel like the book is rather superficial and forgettable. There is no really new insights and I've read most of these ideas in articles.

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Daniel Puglisi
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great short book about the mental model of first-order negative, second-order positive thinking.
Tom Currell
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great book

Fantastic read . Long term is something we all need to think about in the modern world. Great price .

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