Finite And Infinite Games

Author: James Carse
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451657293
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“There are at least two kinds of games,” states James Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. “One could be called finite; the other infinite.” Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to ...

Mastering The Infinite Game

Author: Charles Hampden-Turner
Publisher: Capstone Ltd
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This is one of the most powerful statements yet made of how we have to shake off our acquired assumptions. based on a false sense of superiority, or otherwise go under.

Sensual Love Secrets For Couples

Author: Al Link
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738709654
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On the other hand, in- finite games are cooperative. Their purpose is to continue
playing indefinitely, and every player is a winner. Competitive finite games focus
on the end result, attaching little value to the playing of the game itself. Such
games can become very nasty. Cooperative infinite games focus on the unfolding
play—the journey is more important than the final destination. These games
generate experiences of deep connection and intense feelings of love, devotion,
and ...

What Technology Wants

Author: Kevin Kelly
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101444467
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In my own experience this principle has never failed: In any game, increase your
options. There are two kinds of games in the universe: finite games and infinite
games. A finite game is played to win. Card games, poker rounds, games of
chance, bets, sports such as football, board games such as Monopoly, races,
marathons, puzzles, Tetris, Rubik's Cube, Scrabble, sudoku, online games such
as World of Warcraft, and Halo—all are finite games. The game ends when
someone wins.

A Half Century Of Automata Theory

Author: Arto Salomaa
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789812810168
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Their innovation inspired many new ideas in the decades that followed, one of
which was a novel type of infinite game. In a recent paper 1 I have formulated this
game as being played on a finite directed graph: two opposing players take turns
forever in moving a token from node to node; winning and losing depends on that
subset of nodes that are visited forever by the token. It is well known that one of
the two players has a winning strategy in every such game. In Section 7 of l I ...

The Aesthetics Of Communication

Author: H. Parret
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 940111773X
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infinite game for the purpose of continuing to play". In effect, the finiteness of the
economic game demands that there be a winner, and that the game is restricted
in time and space, as well as by the economy of the player's desires, motives,
and intentions. "The rules of a finite game are the contractual terms by which the
players can agree who has won”. The players of the finite play within the limits;
the players of infinity play with the limits. To play a finite game is serious; the
players of ...

The Invisible Powers

Author: John J. Clancy
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739100738
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James Carse, professor of religion at New York University, has provided an
analysis of the structure of games that illuminates the utility of the game metaphor
for life and, I believe, for business as well. Carse, in Finite and Infinite Games,
develops a number of highly useful definitions that can order our discussion of
games. Carse's first distinction is between finite and infinite games. (The title of
the work emphasizes the importance of this distinction for Carse.) Simply, finite
games are ...