TODO

  • https://commoncog.com/blog/playing-to-play-playing-to-win/
  • https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=28608436
  • Derek Sivers | There’s No Speed Limit
  • https://www.sirlin.net/articles/playing-to-win
  • Greedy algorithms
  • Local, rather than global, maxima
  • Unwritten rules or, perhaps another way of stating it, the penumbra of the rule set
  • As an extension: Play to win doesn’t have to imply that you’re trying to win for winning’s sake. It is also reasonable to incorporate play to win strategies to serve a larger goal – a goal that you set. Play to win strategies do not defin what “winning” is – only you do. Yes, “scrub” playstyles can win the match but perhaps you’re not trying to win the match but rather trying to win a loyal following or aclaim. Scrub playstyles, in these situations, may be sub-optimal. Play to win only requires you to identify the optimal strategies within the rule set, written or un-written, and employ those in pursuit of your goal.