Be strategic rather than opportunistic

Indian business leaders tend to be opportunistic rather than strategic, perhaps a hangover from the licence raj. Gurus exhort business leaders to view business through a long-term lens. Is business really a long game, and, anyway, what is a long game? Professor James Carse of New York University wrote a book 25 years ago, Finite and Infinite Games, a rather arid and academic book. A more fluid book appeared last year, The Infinite Game (Simon Sinek, Penguin, 2019). Carse sta­tes, “One does not win by being powerful; one wins to become powerful. If one has sufficient power to wi.....

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