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BUSINESS LESSONS FROM SCRABBLE | I won a game of #Scrabble over the weekend. I was down by 30 points, but played the word, logjam, on triple word and double letter spots to earn 50 points. #Business #Entrepreneurship
Another day, I was leading in a game of Ludo and had 2 seeds left. My boss was lagging behind, but then he won by pecking my 2 seeds before I could get home. Isn't that like life? Those ahead of you don't always win and vice versa.
My Scrabble game taught me a few lessons about business:
1. Every business requires a body of knowledge to succeed. In Scrabble, if your vocabulary is poor, you'll struggle.
2. Every business deal has its own rules. It's important to agree on the rules beforehand and to document them before you commence. One party always conveniently forgets the rules and tries to change them midstream.
3. Every business has an element of luck embedded in it. In Scrabble, you must know your words and have a great strategy for blocking your opponents' opportunities while maximising yours. But, you never know what letters you're going to pick.
You make your best play, based on the tiles and board spaces that are available to you.
4. In Scrabble, if you play with people who cheat, it will affect the outcome of the game. Also, whoever is keeping score must have integrity. In business, character matters.
5. Never give up. Play to win every time. As long as you know your stuff, keep pushing. Opportunities will come and there will be other games.
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