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Faster or Stronger

A shot from the preferences panel of Apple’s newest version of Chess…


I assume the application works like Deep Blue, massively calculating moves in advance to choose a better position. So it can go faster but calculate fewer moves, or calculate more moves and become a stronger player, but at the expense of speed.

It’s refreshing to apply this metaphor to business. Moving slower gives you more time to make decisions. Of course there’s opportunity costs involved, but to mentally reverse the attitudes of the internet boom can result in a new perspective.