Why is business just like minesweeper

Why is business just like minesweeper

December 17, 2013 10:18 pm

We all know minesweeper, the one of the most widespread games for computers. It is included in every major operating system as far as I know and there are probably very few of you who haven’t tried it at least once.

Minesweeper Won

I have been on and off with minesweeper from the very beginning and I still find it as a good way to clear my mind in between tasks that I do in my free time.

One time while playing it a thought went through my mind. Minesweeper and businesses have a lot in common! And then I began to write examples which you can read bellow:

–          The first strategy (or road) doesn’t have to be the best or the easiest – you can (or must) go around to find the same mines easier from the other side

–          It doesn’t matter how good you are, if you don’t have luck, you will probably fail

–          The minefield always looks really easy to figure it out when you have already finished the game

–          Sometimes you just get stuck and you need to trust your guts or count on plain luck

–          If you want to be really good at it, you have to invest a lot of time and study the material – after a while you don’t have to count the brackets when there is a right sequence of numbers, you already know where the mines are

–          Fuckit ship (click) it

–          Sometimes you just have to admit that you lost, give up and start another game

–          If you don’t know the tricks, you are going to be slower (have a bad time) (middle click on a number if the mines are already marked)

–          There are days you just can’t win (a bad day for science)

–          If you play too fast and without thinking, you will make a bad move

–          Sometimes the gut feeling can save you

–          You mustn’t be in a hurry

–          You have to be focused when you do your kung fu

–          Sometimes you have to go waaaay around to come to the other side

–          You need to know the reason why you want to play this time (boredom, record breaking, finding new sequences…)

–          You will broke at least one mouse

Minesweeper Failed

About Matija Matvoz

Founder and CEO of one of the largest autogas portals in Europe - myLPG.eu. I also do consulting on SEO and build webpages.

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