Tag: Games (home)

"Every game ever invented by mankind is a way of making things hard for the fun of it."

permalink source: John Anthony Ciardi, American poet, critic
tags: Discipline, Persistence, Work, Games

"If you must play, decide on three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time."

permalink source: Chinese Proverb
tags: Gambling, Games

Sharon Osberg is a two-time world bridge champion. Her partners include high-powered executives Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. She describes the playing styles of the two men as aggressive. Gates approaches bridge scientifically, reasoning through problems. Buffett is more intuitive and computes probabilities on the fly. Osberg says, "Neither of these guys likes to lose. Warren and I were playing against his sister and brother-in-law…and we were losing. Warren's sister wanted to frame the score sheet. So Warren ate it."

permalink source: Sharon Osberg, "Trump Bill Gates and Warren Buffett," Business 2.0 (December 2003), p.89
tags: Competition, Games