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Is Life and Work Like a Big Game of Chess?

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Chess is fascinating. I always tell people it reminds me of real life in the way of developing a strategy, reading your competition and thinking several steps ahead of them, and of course battling it out for that final checkmate. Chess is believed to have originated around 600 AD in what is now Afghanistan or India and indeed was much based on warfare where what we today call the pawn, knight, bishop, and rook represented the four divisions of the military: infantry, cavalry, elephantry, and chariotry. (more…)