Listen free for 30 days

  • The Infinite Game

  • Written by: Simon Sinek
  • Narrated by: Simon Sinek
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (1,032 ratings)

Pick 1 audiobook a month from our unmatched collection.
Listen all you want to thousands of included audiobooks, Originals, and podcasts.
Access exclusive sales and deals.
Premium Plus auto-renews for $14.95/mo + applicable taxes after 30 days. Cancel anytime.
The Infinite Game cover art

The Infinite Game

Written by: Simon Sinek
Narrated by: Simon Sinek
Try for $0.00

$14.95 a month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy Now for $26.22

Buy Now for $26.22

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Tax where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author of Start with Why and Leaders Eat Last, a bold framework for leadership in today’s ever-changing world.

How do we win a game that has no end? Finite games, like football or chess, have known players, fixed rules, and a clear endpoint. The winners and losers are easily identified. Infinite games, games with no finish line, like business or politics, or life itself, have players who come and go. The rules of an infinite game are changeable, while infinite games have no defined endpoint. There are no winners or losers - only ahead and behind.

The question is, how do we play to succeed in the game we’re in?

In this revelatory new audiobook, Simon Sinek offers a framework for leading with an infinite mindset. On one hand, none of us can resist the fleeting thrills of a promotion earned or a tournament won, yet these rewards fade quickly. In pursuit of a just cause, we will commit to a vision of a future world so appealing that we will build it week after week, month after month, year after year. Although we do not know the exact form this world will take, working toward it gives our work and our life meaning.

Leaders who embrace an infinite mindset build stronger, more innovative, more inspiring organizations. Ultimately, they are the ones who lead us into the future.

©2018 Simon Sinek (P)2018 Penguin Audio

What listeners say about The Infinite Game

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    846
  • 4 Stars
    135
  • 3 Stars
    38
  • 2 Stars
    7
  • 1 Stars
    6
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    719
  • 4 Stars
    92
  • 3 Stars
    21
  • 2 Stars
    7
  • 1 Stars
    3
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    687
  • 4 Stars
    112
  • 3 Stars
    25
  • 2 Stars
    10
  • 1 Stars
    4

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Just "okay" ...

My first book by Mr. Sinek and most likely my last one. Don't get me wrong, I don't regret listening to the book, but I didn't enjoy it either.

Reflecting on why I have this sense of disengagement from the book and the author, I think it comes down to two reasons.

Firstly, the material is dragged out and extended more than it needs to be. It felt repetitive and offered limited (if any) new insights vs earlier parts of the book. Long winded.

Secondly, and I think more importantly, I don't agree with the main premise of the book.

The author states that business needs to be managed with an infinite mindset and that it needs to be guided by a just (read altruistic) cause.

I'm not sure about that.

I think life should be lived with morals and a view to eternity and that such moral and religious standards will affect everything we do, including how we manage our businesses and how we treat people.

I see spirituality affecting business, but I don't see business as a substitute for spirituality. Which seems to be what the book - indirectly - implies.

Maybe I'm reading too much into it or misunderstanding. If you've read the book yourself, I would love to learn more about your impressions.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

13 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

a finite book on how 2 play the infinite game

Very repetitive.. it feels like a rehash of a lot of the best selling business books that came out in the last few years.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Business school worthy

This is what needs to be taught in our school. MBA programs, please take note. Amazing!

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sam
  • 2019-10-28

How we change things from greed to cooperation

Love Simon Sinek's work... this moves our awareness and ethical responsibility from "someone else's problem" to working together TOP DOWN and bottom up to #makeethicalchoices and show up with integrity in our actions and not just tag lines. So good ❤... thank you again Mr. Sinek Much love and mad respect 🙏🏻🥋

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Sinek needs new material:

I have always been a fan of Simon Sinek but his obsession with Apple being the best of everything is just too much in this book. Would love to hear about other best in class companies. If you have read his other work, then you are covered. Not much new here.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • JR
  • 2019-11-07

He's not wrong

There are a ton of facts (I'll assume they are facts) in here that will really make you think.

What I love about Simon and what I have always loved is that he's not selling you on anything, he simply tells stories, reveals the truth and offers you an alternative perspective. Whether you choose to believe what he believes is completely up to you but he's not wrong

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

This Book will help anyone make a positive impact!

I'm so grateful to come across Simon's work about 7 years ago in 2012. He is in my personal top 3 thinkers who I follow religiously! Start With Why & Leaders Eat Last - are great books that gave me insight into personal/individual work.
And with "The Infinite Game" Simon has created a blueprint that we all can follow to make a positive impact in the world.
Wether You are in any type of leadership position at work or/& in your community, you are a parent or leader of your own life - this book is a must & will help to create or adjust the mindset to be an influencer for the common good of humanity!
This is my #1 book for 2019!

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

An obvious look into the not so obvious

Sometimes we have a hard time seeing our nose to spite our face. Simon again helps us bring forward what some might call the obvious or common sense aspects of life and business. His poignant views on ethics struck a cord with me as I have first hand witnessed small/medium sized companies solely focus on the short term success to appease shareholders.
Thank you Simon for your clarity!
Many can benefit from this book!!

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Perfect Timing!!!

This book arrive at just the right time. It helped me to bring clarity to some of the problems I face in my work. Clearly defining a task as infinite vs finite allows one to better approach the task. Great real life examples to help bring the concept to life.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic

I had a 900 km drive and I bought the book just before I left. I listened to it start to finish and am so glad I did. Sinek digs deep into the Why? of business culture with the game analogy - there are two types: finite and infinite. He spends the next 6 plus hours laying the groundwork - wonderful and insightful. I recommend this book.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

1 person found this helpful