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Utilize chess strategies in your business

Chess seems to be the game of the intelligent and sophisticated people who does not like to get their clothes dirty rolling in the mud and kicking a ball. This is far from the truth. Chess is a violent mind game where two players try their best to outwit each other. Business is also a mind game. To be a successful entrepreneur you must have the qualities of a good chess player. To win a game of chess the player must be patient, cautious and a brilliant strategist.  In business you will achieve success only if you plan and apply the right strategies at the right time. Some basic chess strategies can help you in this direction. Chess strategies are very similar to business strategies. The motto of every game of chess is to reach a state named endgame. This state occurs only when one of the players capture the other’s king. In business you will have to capture the market of your competitors to get victory.

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One big mistake that many chess players make is that they concentrate on the pieces more than on the white and black blocks on the board. Chess winners know the value of space on the chess board. Every block has some significance. You have to understand the value of the space for correctly moving your pieces. In business often entrepreneurs give more importance to products than the market. To be successful you have to deliver what the market wants. A very hi-tech product may have no taker at all. You should develop products by looking at the requirements of people.

Chess involves a lot of planning and the winner must be able to foresee the moves of the opponent. In business you must be able to figure out what makes your products special and emphasize those points to capture market.  Like a chess player you too have to guess the strategies of your competitors. Chess players have to use every piece they have on board very cautiously to encounter the attacks of their opponent. An entrepreneur should use his or her entire employee team to make the business strategies work. Chess teaches the importance of using tactics. Strategies can be successful only when you use the right tactics. After developing your business strategy you will have to use proper tactics to make the strategy work.


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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