Saw this post by Seth Godin on Stages of the Game. Interesting, I identified with it – I’m competitive, and competing means understanding the rules and sometimes playing the boundaries. Calling it a game doesn’t, in my view at least, trivialize the effort and impact of trying to win.
Winning, in the context of every day work, isn’t easy to define in a way that is satisfying.
I find that more and more I want to work (play) in scenarios where winning is hard, but not quite Kobayushi Maru hard.