Business Poker


Business Poker

«Want to succeed in business? Play Poker!»

This is the beginning sentence of an article of the American news channel CBS from October 2009, which reports why poker is good for your business life.

Top managers understand the logic of the game within a few minutes and they are far more successful in estimating their opponents at the poker table than others. They often proceed more analytical and react less emotional in important decisions. On the other side, many successful poker players often are excellent businessmen, after their poker careers.

Why is that?

Poker trains our analytical and mathematical skills, it promotes solution-oriented thinking, teaches us patience and self-discipline and requires a long-term investment thinking.

"To play poker" means, due to the current situation, which I have to understand and interpret correctly, to adjust my next steps so that exactly happens, what I want.

And the same goes for your business life. When you're aware of that, you can try from now on to win the game yourself every time. This will not always work, but the odds will be higher the more you try.

A successfull poker player does not win every game, but he will win more money with good cards and loose less with poor cards as a mediocre player. That's exaclty what makes the difference and ensures long term winnings and that you reach your goals sustainably.

Be inspired by our presentations and workshops and let your employees having fun by seeing their everyday business life more as an intelligent game. Motivated and creative employees achieve top results and will have more fun. Let us play poker with them.

Please contact us for more information.


Five basic pieces of advice for the pokertable - and also for your next business meeting:

  1. Know the rules and your goal/target.
  2. Do the reality check: How strong are you?
  3. Know your opponent.
  4. Act correctly by regarding all facts. Now!
  5. Be prepared for the final.





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