Strategic Thinking According to Kasparov

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I enjoy chess, but seldom give myself the time and space to sit down for a game. After Kasparovreading Harvard Business Review’s interview with world chess champion Garry Kasparov, I’m re-thinking that.

Kasparov uses his deep experience with chess to teach, write, and speak about strategic thinking and decision-making*. For business leaders, his insights are astute.

Here are a few quotes from the interview that resonated with me, as I’ve found them to be true both in my own business and as I’ve worked with owners and leaders across diverse industries:

On building upon – and using to advantage – your own particular skills, abilities, knowledge, tendencies, and personal characteristics:

“You have to understand who you are, know what you’re capable of and what you’re not, and then try to construct a game – or a deal or a campaign – in which your superior qualities will…

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