Feb 18, 2018 • 13M

TDL096 Playing The Long Game

 
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The Sunday Letters Podcast is the weekly audio newsletter from organisational psychologist Larry Maguire on the meaning & purpose of daily work and our oftentimes paradoxical relationship with it. We explore how human beings may break free from tiresome means-to-an-end labour and finally take command of their own working lives. Topics include solo working, careers, entrepreneurship, economics, society and culture. Content follows the written newsletter, which goes out to subscribers every Sunday.
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The Merit In Playing The Long Game Read it here: https://larrygmaguire.com/playing-the-long-game/ I walk in the Phoenix Park near where I live and I see the trees playing the long game. The grass and the birds and the sky play the long game. Our dog, Tilly plays the long game. So do the cats she chases that come into our postage stamp sized back garden. Human beings don’t play the long game. Not many of us do anyway that’s for sure. At best we might play a medium-term game but most of us play the short game. Instant gratification is what we are after and by God, we’ll get it no matter the sacrifice. The pursuit of an easier life, of greater convenience, is a major driving force behind human activity but it eventually becomes destructive. That’s the reality of all good things, they never last. We seem to want high quality at low cost, to be fit without sweating, to make money without doing the work. We want to get stuff and experiences as soon as possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sunday-letters/message