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Parallels Between Poker and Business Life

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Poker and Business Growth

Most people know that I am a business buff. I love business and I think that it helps to make the wheels of economy churn and improves society. I mean, just look around you, technology and business with venture capital allows more people to earn and live much better than the average person did in the past. We are living in amazing times thanks to business and economic growth propelled by demands and different ways to meet needs. I love business. You can find me reading business books like how to be excellent or effective habits of leaders. You may even glance over and find me reading some Dale Carnegie books too. Don’t judge me. Business fascinates me because everyone has some part to play and it organizes different parts of society in different ways.

Now, I also relate business with the game of poker and I’ve learned much from the sport. You probably know about situs judi online and how poker is available through the world wide web on the internet.

You probably also know that poker is not easy to play and that it takes patience, skill, knowledge and wisdom. I love poker because it has similarities to business.

Don’t understand?

Let me explain.

The Game of Poker is Business

One of the great aspects of American business is that you can be whoever you want to be and do whatever you want to do within certain legal and moral bounds. But the fact remains that you can turn a poor hand into the best of hands if you know how to move around. The idea is that value and assets remain in abundance and transfer of value can happen in the blink of an eye. Upward mobility is present but you must know how to bluff in the right manner. You can be in the middle class and then find yourself as a legendary CEO raking in substantial profits.

Poker requires you to know yourself and what others may have and win!

Business requires the same. The more knowledge you have and the more you know about yourself and others, the bigger the advantage. Poker, just like business, is also very social. You don’t just play poker by yourself, I mean, who does that? The game is also exciting because depending on where you are, you might be in for substantial profit. But you must know how to act and maneuver. That is an important part of the game and in business. You must find people to learn from and practice regular learning to become the best.

By playing poker, I understand different aspects such as the pursuit of excellence, having a positive edge, and managing what I measure. I believe I am a better person because of what I have learned from playing poker.

You should try it too!

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Sean Jacobson

I'm Sean, a former HR and business consultant providing you insights into the business world for Leader to Leader.

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