Michael Jordan: Taking Things Personally

The Last Dance has given me a lot of perspective on the way Michael Jordan thinks. Most notably, his habit of taking everything personally.

Okay Fine, you can have that I’ll take this.” It was personal at that point.”

Michael Jordan was driven by his desire to prove others wrong. This mentality works well in finite games. In infinite games however, this mentality is unsustainable. The truth is when you win [1] you still lose, because your win depends on other people caring.


[1] Win in this context is whatever you are trying to achieve.

June 20, 2020 · The Last Dance · Michael Jordan

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