Chess and business are both about thinking three steps ahead. However we collected a few phrases that go beyond this most common similarity. In a few competitive situations, you could just grab a coffee and think what would you have done had it been a game of chess.
When you feel greedy or find a shortcut?
“Chess teaches you to control the initial excitement you feel when you see something that looks good and it trains you to think objectively when in you’re trouble.” Stanley Kubrick
When you say yes to something?
“Each match I play is the most important one yet.” Viswanathan Anand
When you have to make a decision before the window of opportunity closes?
“Of course, analysis can sometimes give more accurate results than intuition but usually it’s just a lot of work. I normally do what my intuition tells me to do. Most of the time spent thinking is just to double-check.” Magnus Carlsen
Hope you liked these quotes and can think of situations at your work where these learnings can apply. True learning never happens until you apply.