Lessons from the Game of Business


Yesterday was “Games Day” — one of those random, made-up holidays that started in the United Kingdom.

At a live networking event I attended yesterday, we had a Games Day-inspired ice-breaker. We broke into small groups, revealed our favorite games, and discussed lessons we’ve learned from them — especially lessons we apply to business.

Fun and interesting. I’ll probably bring this to the table at one of our family holiday events.

Many lessons surfaced in our group. Here are two:

  • Be patient. Good advice when playing Monopoly. Good advice when running a business.
  • There are many ways to win. Experiment. If one path doesn’t lead to success, try another. What works for one business may not work for yours. Learn from your failures and find a better path.

By the way, there are many games I love. The one I mentioned yesterday: Ticket to Ride.

How about you? Reply and let me know. Favorite games? Lessons learned?

Thanks for reading.

p.s. The networking event was hosted by Experts for Entrepreneurs — a great resource for business owners in my hometown, St. Louis, MO, USA.

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Tom Ruwitch

Tom Ruwitch is the founder and CEO of Story Power Marketing. For more than 30 years, he has helped businesses grow by delivering powerful stories using a variety of different media.