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Essential chess strategies which will help you run a successful business

Many books have been written about chess strategies. Chess is a mind game that has to be played very cautiously. Running a business is also a mind game and you have to be up-to-date about the moves of your competitors. The tactical strategies used in chess can also be used in business to achieve success. Chess is a game that can change direction any time and you never know what the final outcome will be until the very last moment. When you start your business you will be faced with many challenges and difficulties. You need to play every move well till you get success and thereafter you will have to strive to achieve higher levels of success. In the following some chess strategies are discussed that can help your business.

Plan ahead of time:

Plan ahead of time

To win a game of chess you must be able to foresee the moves and plans of your opponents. You must think about the consequences of your moves. It is necessary that you think ahead and find out what counter moves your opponent can use against you. You have to choose a strategy that leaves the opponent baffled as to what move they must make. In business too you will have to be able to understand what are the plans and strategies that your opponents can use to counteract your business moves.

Focus on long term results:

Focus on long term results
Focus on long term results

To win a game of chess it is necessary to capture the king of your opponent. When the king is captured the game reaches a state termed as endgame. It does not matter how many moves you make or if you have to sacrifice other essential chess pieces to reach this goal. In business you have to focus on the long term outcomes in just the same way. You may have to make some changes that may seem to put you behind your competitors but if you think cautiously these sacrifices will help you gain a long term profit.

Learn from your failures:

It is almost impossible to win every chess game you play in your life. Likewise, you cannot always profit from your business. It is necessary to learn from the games which you lose and understand why a certain strategy did not work out well.


Dr Prem Jagyasi

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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