This is a biggie for me.
Definition: Non Zero Sum game
In game theory, situation where one decision maker’s gain (or loss) does not necessarily result in the other decision makers’ loss (or gain). In other words, where the winnings and losses of all players do not add up to zero and everyone can gain: a win-win game.
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It establishes the foundation of my business mentality.
And so I don’t mix well with anyone playing a zero sum game, which I approach as a non zero sum game. Because that precludes my ability to find and deliver win-win situations.