The beauty of playing the long game

Eliot Peper
Aug 17, 2022

Over in the Boston Globe, I wrote about the surprising power of playing long games:

I love projects with multi-decade timelines. They defy the limiting logic of quarterly earnings, KPIs, conversion rates, and all the other metrics that blind us even as they bind us to the status quo in a society where data is so often used as an excuse instead of a guiding light. Long-term projects require a different way of thinking, the shrugging off of constraints embedded in so many human incentive systems.

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Eliot Peper

Eliot Peper is the author of eleven novels, including most recently, Foundry. He also helps founders tell stories that empower the people they seek to serve.