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Ep. 522 Simon Sinek | Author and An Unshakable Optimist

Simon Sinek | Rounding the Bases with Joel Goldberg

Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Simon has devoted his professional life to help advance a vision of the world that does not yet exist; a world in which the vast majority of people wake up every single morning inspired, feel safe wherever they are and end the day fulfilled by the work that they do.

Simon is the author of multiple best selling books including Start With WhyLeaders Eat LastTogether is Better, and The Infinite Game.


In this Episode:

  • How Simon Sinek pushed back against the unprecedented times
  • Importance of trust
  • Businesses struggling with infinite game
  • How difficult is to play the infinite game if we are wired to play the finite game
  • Simon talks about health and diet
  • Concept of rivalry
  • Effects of Covid in terms of mental health
  • Why having empathy is essential

Quotes from this Episode:

“We offer our help, we come together as a team, because none of us is smart enough or strong enough to figure this out by ourselves, not a single one of us.” —Simon Sinek

“Learn about business which is to play with a finite mindset you play to win, but rather to play to stay in the game that what it takes.” —Simon Sinek

“In the infinite game, there’s no winning and losing, there’s no best, there’s only ahead and behind.” —Simon Sinek

“Rivals reveal to you your weaknesses and now go make yourself a better company.” —Simon Sinek

“We had no problem taking our eyes off the competition and focus on improving our own systems and figuring ways to stay in the game.” —Simon Sinek

3 Pearls of Wisdom:

“We need to start thinking of business as a lifestyle, like being healthy.”

“The foundation of care leads to trust and opportunity.”

“It takes tremendous courage to say I’m struggling and we have to help people create a safe space for them to have the courage to ask for help”


Discover more about Simon’s works on his website SimonSinek.com. You can also follow him on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn.

Rounding the Bases with Joel Goldberg Podcast was created to share the stories of men and women in business and entrepreneurship that are both well knowing and or hidden gems. Joel believes that everyone has a story and their story matters which is why Joel is eager to connect with individuals that are bringing value to their community through innovation, leadership, entrepreneurial journeys, and developing company culture. If you would like to be a guest on Joel’s podcast please email us at joel@joelgoldbergmedia.com.

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