Going back to Tehran’s Creative Mornings stage, Ghiabi’s talked at the 1st birthday of the event, about “Game”.
Ghiabi talked about “How we need to understand the game we are in” using game theory. There are finite and infinite games. The idea he presented was that for many games —like life, love, and business, we play to win while the game is not designed to have a winner. When it comes to infinite games, the purpose is something bigger than winning: to advance and to only beat ourselves each and every day to be better.
Throughout human history, games were about winning or losing. Author James P. Carse extends this concept beautifully in Finite and Infinite Games: “A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.”