The Infinite Game: How to Live Well Together
An invitation to live life differently – as an infinite game
Whether we are competing for a job, building a business or championing a good cause, some days it can feel as if we are trapped in an endless competition for status, wealth or attention. Maybe if we learn to play the game and follow the rules we’ll come out on top.
But is life really a finite game – a game of selection and rules, winners and losers, players and spectators?
In The Infinite Game, Niki Harré asks us to imagine our world anew. What if we are all part of a different type of game entirely – a game in which playing matters more than winning, a game that anyone can join at any time, a game in which rules evolve as new players turn up – an infinite game? Harré looks at our society (are people pawns or participants?) and ourselves (what kind of player would you like to be?) to offer an inspiring vision of how we might live well together.
Deeply informed by psychological research and a life of social activism, Niki Harré’s provocative book teaches us all how we might live life as an infinite game.
More about Niki Harré
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Awards and Nominations
Winner – 2019 Ashton Wylie Mind Body Spirit Book Awards – Book Category – The Infinite Game, Niki Harré
If one idea sails over your head, the next one might alter your thinking forever - Paul Little, North & South
In the book, playing is more important than winning. - Fiona Barbara, Air NZ Kia ora
If we approach life as an endless game with mini-games embedded within it, maybe it would liberate us to be braver, more imaginative, and more generous in our support for each other. - Niki Harré, SpinOff