Queen's Gambit for Business: Truly great players think 20 moves ahead

Queen's Gambit for Business: Truly great players think 20 moves ahead

Most decent chess players are trained to think at least 3-5 moves ahead. It is not easy: any 1 move you make, can have 2-3 practical responses by your opponent, and then those responses can each have 2-3 responses, and the number of options keeps going up dramatically.


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How Maslow's model of human needs inspired the four-tiered culture model at Klub
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The culture set in the early days shapes the way the organisation will function for years to come - and the first 20 team members end up becoming the torchbearers of this culture.

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Queen's Gambit for Business: Truly great players think 20 moves ahead

Most decent chess players are trained to think at least 3-5 moves ahead. It is not easy: any 1 move you make, can have 2-3 practical responses by your opponent, and then those responses can each have 2-3 responses, and the number of options keeps going up dramatically.

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How we enabled a win-win scenario for investors & brands
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Community is a moat - and it's now quantifiable
Community is a moat - and it's now quantifiable

Brands have stopped thinking about their community just as top-of-the-funnel tactic, and now consider it as a long-term, bottom-of-the-funnel strategy.

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