Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Book Review: How Life Imitates Chess by Gary Kasparov

When you get an opportunity to spend a couple of hours with a genius in their field you take it!

In How Life Imitates Chess; Kasparov the highest-rated chess player in the world for over twenty years shows how one can utilize the tools and strategies he utilized on the chessboard to succeed at life.

In business as in chess most battles are decided by material, time and quality. Do you have more assets than your competition? Have you put in more focused time into developing a better plan of execution or following trends? Is the work you’ve been putting in over the years been your best effort? Preparation is key.

Kasparov also warns us to question success. Don’t let it go to your head or dull your efforts or before you know it you will be knocked off by a less complacent opponent.

James Gingerich