Yes, indeed the game theory is the right game. Business is not about winning and losing nor is it about how well you play the game. The essence of business success lies in making sure you're playing the right game. The challenge for us is to make sure we're playing the right game. There are times in our life that we think we are in the right game but suddenly we realize that it is not the game we should play. For example, the course that you choose in college, you enrolled in accounting because your parents said so or because you don't have any choice yet but you don't possess the passion, attitude and skills an accountant must have. That is an evidence that you are in the wrong course, the remedy is to change your course into the course you love and possess the skills and passion for.
To every action, there is a reaction. You have to look forward into the game and then reason backward to figure out which of today's actions will lead you to where you want to end up. In order to succeed we need to go beyond the threats and opportunities that might occur and what we what to become in the future but we need also to be realistic and not too imaginary. Thus, after looking forward we make the action that will lead us to where we what to be. The decisions and actions you make today will affect our future career. So make the right actions and decisions.
You cannot take away from the game more than you bring to it. You cannot take away more than your added value. Don't remove something that contribute to your strengths, keep and maintain them.
The main focus is allocentrism. It is the importance of focusing on others. You have to put yourself in the shoes and even in the heads of other players. You have to ask not what other players can bring to you but what you can bring to other players. It's changing our mind-set into other players mind-set because if you know what and how they think it's easy for you to discern what...