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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I am reading "How Life Imitates Chess" by Garry Kasparov. It is an excellent book and I am getting a lot out of it, but this passage was just too good to not share...

"In chess we have the obligation to move; there is no option to skip a turn if you can't identify anything to do.

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In life there is no such obligation to move. If you can't find a useful plan you can watch television, stick with business as usual, and believe that no news is good news. Human beings are brilliantly creative at finding ways to pass time in unconstructive ways. It's at these times that a true strategist shines by finding means to make progress, strengthen his position and prepare for the inevitable conflict. And conflict, we cannot forget, IS inevitable."

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