Viswanathan Anand | Pursuit of victory5 min read 12 Jun 2014, 12:04 AM IST
Chess calls for patience and perseverance, thinking many moves ahead, and these are similar challenges that a CEO has to face while assessing a market
The fact that business is fundamentally similar to the game of chess is no revelation. With layers of intellect, strategy and foresight, the study of chess as a parallel to corporate life can be incisively engaging. But what would be fascinating is to understand, how one can learn from the other. Chess calls for patience and perseverance, thinking many moves ahead, exploring and experimenting, predicting and interpreting outcomes. These are similar challenges that a brand manager/CEO has to face while assessing a market. In both realities, the focus is always on the end-goal; victory.