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Finite and Infinite Games

James P. Carse

There are at least two kinds of games, states James P. Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. One could be called finite; the other infinite. A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, wh...
Publish Date
First Published in 1986
Goodreads rating
It’s basically a book about games, but then it turns out it’s about the meaning of life.      source
Really love this book It came up in twice today in different meetings.      source
Gave me a mathematical framework for my own spirituality.      source
About life and how to navigate in a more improvisational way.      source
A fundamental interest is gamification – thinking of things in game terms and designing things in gaming terms is one of the profound things that civilization has done for a very long time.      source
I like Finite and Infinite Games which has been going around a lot.      source