Book Briefs: The Way of Go

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 07-01-2004

The Way of Go: 8 Ancient Strategy Secrets for Success in Business and Life

By Troy Anderson
Free Press, August 2004
256 pages, $23

You probably have at least a passing familiarity with Go, a 4,000-year-old Chinese board game in which two players use their respective stones to compete for territory, staking out areas that they want to own. Well, you may want to give the game another look, argues Anderson, a consultant who contends that by playing Go you can gain secrets into business strategies, such as how to deal with limited time and resources, how to gauge an opponent's strengths in order to spot his weaknesses and how best to deal with constant change. It's a fun idea, and worth contemplating during a rainy day on your summer vacation, when you actually might be playing the game.