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Playing Long Games: Building a Body of Work Over Decades
May 22, 2021 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
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In his latest Interintellect Salon, Visakan Veerasamy will discuss what it’s like to think about one’s work over the context of an entire lifetime.
What are long games? One way of thinking about it is to work backwards from the end of your life. What do think you’ll wish to have accomplished, witnessed, learned, discovered at the end of your days?
When you play sufficiently long games, competitors become collaborators. Random frustrations become notable (and even useful) events in a broader context. You attain a sense of lightness, you get less attached to any particular scenario or outcome.
In this Salon, let’s ask and explore:
- How do you “decide” what your Life’s Work is? What if you change your mind about it along the way?
- What do people who’ve been working a long time wish they had known when they started out?
- When do you know if it’s time for “side-projects” and “hobbies” to take center stage in your life?
- How do you find long-game collaborators to work and play with for the long haul?
- What are some non-obvious long games, apart from career, “hobbies” and family? What about community?
- How can we help more people appreciate the value and power of long-game thinking in building enduring assets of lasting value?
- The classic parable: http://sivers.org/horses
- A blogpost I’m continually updating with text and links relevant to this Salon: http://www.visakanv.com/blog/long-game/
- Bring along your own favorite examples of people’s life’s work to share with the class!
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