Jane Austen, Game Theorist, Author: Michael Suk-Young Chwe.
Theory of Games and Economic Behavior, Author: John von Neumann.
“It is with a mix of delight, embarrassment and confusion that I have watched people analyze and adapt my novels all these years… So far, I have been content to simply observe all this from my perch in the firmament—to rest my pen, if not my tongue.”
Sadly this thinking of payoffs and manipulations is pervasive in organizations today. It is the foundation for ideas such as that organizations should be aiming at maximizing shareholder value, that organizations should treat employees and contractors as human resources to be exploited and that they should deal with customers as demand to be manipulated. The thinking is pervasive, even though it has devastated business. more> http://tinyurl.com/ctox9nu