Welcome to part two of my Meet the Author interview with the genius who is Simon Sinek!
The Infinite Game is, with doubt, one of the best business books I have ever read. I found myself re-reading chapters and jotting down all of the red flags that Simon tells us ll to look out for in business- from 'ethical fading' to seeing your ‘enemies' as ‘worthy rivals' who we can learn from.
In this episode – Simon and I talk everything about trust:
- How to build trusting teams.
- How to trust that we are strong enough and open enough to learn from others – even from our competitors.
- How to trust your 'Just Cause' and, regardless of opposition, always stay true to the course.
- How to be a trusting leader and show your teams you have total trust in them – through the good times and the bad times.
The examples Simon talked through really bring the five pillars of The Infinite Game to life in a compelling and extremely entertaining way! I was particuarly amazed by the case studies about Ford and Apple - which you can watch above and below. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts about everything we discuss. Do you work for a company that has embraced the Infinite Game?
When we were finishing up with the interview, I couldn’t help asking Simon what he thought Virgin’s Just Cause and our purpose might be. Simon summed it up so nicely to saying: “I think Virgin is trying to bring a little colour to a very grey world.”