A wise friend, Geoff Chiapello once gave me some advise in a birthday card. “Time wasted having fun, isn’t time wasted at all”. So now I drink more, relax more and party more. Thanks Geoff!

Sometimes I relax with a game of chess or poker, both of which can be used to explain good business practices. When playing TA Spring, a games about war strategy, I couldn’t help but notice that many of the strategies used in the game are relevant in business as well.

Keep the pressure on.

Every move counts.

Every asset counts.

Use your strengths.

Abuse competitor weaknesses.

Anticipate competitor moves.

So if you want to refine your strategic skills, try a game of Spring RTS. It is a free, open source real time strategy game with lots of robots and explosions. Check out the video…