Challenging my status quo and expanding my desire to play with boundaries in much - but not all - of my thinking and acting. Does this line of thought mean there are no absolutes? Does investing in and collaborating with others have to be only for the good of keeping life moving? So many points raised by the authors. Winners, losers and infinite game players. How can all of this help me to be an encouraging, helpful and inspiring influence to all I meet? I don't usually read books of this ilk or genre but I am frustratingly glad I did read this one. Much to ponder and debate with myself and perhaps others. Being new to this study area my reading had to be interrupted as I looked up terms and words so I could get the meaning and context. This may be bothersome to you.
A great book to remind us of the distinction between playing within the limits of our perception and playing with those limits. It frames the concepts of play, rules, cultures, explanations, ... and then shows us how to step out of those frames and see them for what they are: self-imposed limitations we use to play games in.
The language is poetic, the insights are deep but not complicated, the narrative is engaging like a story rather than imposing like a lecture.
The book presents a single idea - perspective on life in Chapter 1, then the remaining chapters are an attempt to extend that perspective to various elements and facets of life. As the author extends that perspective, so does he repeat the message. I would suggest reading chapter 1 and 2, then stopping. The remainder holds little to gain.