The 400 Best Chess & Strategy Quotes of All Time is a chess book, written so clearly and universally that even a person focused solely on business and nothing else could still understand and benefit from it.
"I began to read this book prepared to improve my chess game. What I found was a way to improve my business skills. It helped me develop a framework for thinking. Not just for chess, but for business strategies."
Even if you are not a chess player, you will be able to apply the practical know-how of this book. It will help you convert the principles of strategy to everyday thinking. After reading this book, you will be a better-informed player of the "game" of life.
The chapters are artfully delineated by chess principles and deliver thinking methods that penetrate relations in business and all areas of life.
"Savvy arrangement, combined with a barrage of the greatest strategic minds, provides a very concise and clear applicability to everyday life. Simply great stuff."
"I found myself thinking deeply and metaphorically about the 'board' (the market, points of weakness and strength), the 'pieces' (my skills and talents), and my 'opponents' (internal and external)."
As a cog in the machine, you don't have the ability to make acquisitions, divest services that aren't profitable, etc. But you do have the ability to strengthen your position at the table by securing strong squares, coordinating your actions, and "getting rid of bad bishops."
Mercifully for the non-chess fan, the book is devoid of the algebraic gibberish (3. … Nxc3+!!) that populates many chess books. It does not go into chess moves or combinations, but instead the practical theories behind them.
You already know some of the truths in this book. You've applied them throughout your life. But maybe you didn't consciously recognize them. Unrecognized, these truths would be hard to improve upon or pass on to others. You will find here the great strategic ideas, enunciated by masters.