Busting Loose From the Business Game: Mind-Blowing Strategies for Recreating Yourself, Your Team, Your Customers, Your Business, And Everything Between


The Business Game—and how you can win!

Are you a business owner, manager, or employee who struggles with:

  • Taxes, cash flow, sales, and profits
  • Marketing and advertising effectiveness
  • Hiring, motivating, and managing talent
  • The economy, ...
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The Business Game—and how you can win!

Are you a business owner, manager, or employee who struggles with:

  • Taxes, cash flow, sales, and profits
  • Marketing and advertising effectiveness
  • Hiring, motivating, and managing talent
  • The economy, stock market, and competitors
  • Bosses, boards, stockholders, and partners
  • Never-ending to-do lists and sacrificing your quality of life to succeed?

If you answered "yes" to any of these, you've been playing The Business Game and suffering the consequences. Even if you're rolling in profits right now, there are hidden costs you're paying to earn that money—money that's always at risk.

You learned "the rules" and you've been faithful to them, thinking you can win. But you can't really win The Business Game, because it's designed to be unwinnable— that is, as long as you play by the rules you were taught. The only way to truly win is to bust loose from the "old" game and start playing a new game with a new set of rules.

This book helps you discover who you really are, what you"re really capable of, and how you can tap new sources of power, wisdom, and abundance to radically transform your experience in business. When you bust loose from the old game, you"ll suddenly be playing a new game:

  • For the sheer pleasure of playing, with no worries about sales, marketing, profits, cash flow, taxes, other people, or personal income
  • Entirely unaffected by the economy, stock market, competitors, or technological innovation
  • Having more fun with less effort than you've ever experienced
  • Doing only what you love to do—all day, every day
  • Watching as amazing results come your way, without having to "make it happen"

It may sound unbelievable, but it's entirely possible. You can do it—if you open your mind and embrace the strategies in this book. Busting Loose from The Business Game leads you into a New Business Game filled with results and satisfaction beyond anything you've ever imagined possible. Read on . . . and bust loose!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470453087
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/22/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 986,746
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT SCHEINFIELD is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wiley titles Busting Loose from The Money Game and The 11th Element, as well as The Invisible Path to Success. For more than twenty years, he has helped people in more than 190 countries create extraordinary results in less time, with less effort, and with much more fun. His passion is helping others bust loose from their limitations so they can create and enjoy their ideal lifestyle.

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Table of Contents

FOREWORD (John Assaraf).


CHAPTER 1 The Big Lie.

CHAPTER 2 The Big Truth.

CHAPTER 3 The Fantasy Factory.

CHAPTER 4 Dropping Anchors.

CHAPTER 5 The Physics of Fiction.

CHAPTER 6 The Two Ps.

CHAPTER 7 The Many Faces of Power.

CHAPTER 8 The Myth of Cause and Effect.

CHAPTER 9 Redefining the Nature of Business.

CHAPTER 10 The Sun and Clouds Effect.

CHAPTER 11 Assembling the Drill—Part 1.

CHAPTER 12 Assembling the Drill—Part 2.

CHAPTER 13 Stranger in a Strange Land.

CHAPTER 14 When the Going Gets Tough.

CHAPTER 15 Recreating Yourself, Your Team, Your Customers, Your Business, and Everything In Between.

CHAPTER 16 Red Pill or Blue Pill?




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  • Posted July 2, 2009

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    Compelling and Relevant Work

    As a current corporate director of human resources, I am on a continual quest for books on management. That is, "good" books on management with an emphasis on the people side of business - that is, books such as Sylvia Lafair's work in Don't Bring It to Work: Breaking the Family Patterns That Limit Success. With Busting Loose From the Business Game, I have found a book that is both fun to read and full of practical advice.

    From the onset in the first chapter whereby the author describes our day-to-day roles as being on a greyhound track, I really related to the subject matter. While I was initially skeptical of the book cover's statement about how we can't "win the game" I was pleased to see this statement expanded by the author's explanation that even when we do win we pay too high a price due to the unhappiness, stress, etc. that has accumulated over the years of striving for our goals. I do struggle with the price that people often pay for the top rung as I addressed this in my people management book, Wingtips with Spurs.

    While I wouldn't go as far as calling the fixes recommended as being `radical', I do believe we (most of us anyway - and me for sure) could benefit greatly from the advice in the book. Indeed, I would submit that a person could only apply those segments that they feel comfortable with, study the results and then return to the book for more.

    I really appreciate the author's work in this field. Far too many of the recent management books bear a negative tone. This book is different and highly recommended.

    I hope you find this review helpful.

    Michael L. Gooch, SPHR

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012


    Five starts! Writted well. Its so sad. But im just confused on why Leechpaw died too... she could have left with Shadowpaw...? Anyway great job. Please read and rate my story at storz result 1! ~ Goldie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012

    How Long Is Forever?

    +Chapter One- Loosing Everything+ Shadowkit wakes up suddenly, her heart pounding. Her golden brown eyes blink in the sudden light, and she squints to try to make it out. As her vision clears, her horror grows. Right outside the nursery of her clan, Dreamclan, a fire is roaring! Her mother, Featherdust, wakes up and yowls in alarm. "Shadowkit! Get your siblings up!" Shadowkit rushes to obey, stumbling on her tail in the process. She gets to her youngest sibling, a tom called Flickerkit, and recoils in despair. "Mama! Flickerkit is dead!" She goes to her other sibling, Rosekit, and licks her fur gently. Featherdust pushes Rosekit away and nudges Shadowkit towards the entrance of the nursery. "They are both dead, sweetie. We have to leave." With one last look at her siblings, Shadowkit rushes into the clearing. Featherdust looks around in agony and yowls,"Cloudstar! Where are you?" Cindervole, the medicine cat, limps past and collapses. "Our leader is.... dead. We need to... t-to..." Shadowkit watches as Cindervole dies, then turns to her mom. "Dad is dead," she mews timidly, afraid to believe it. Her mother nods and noses Shadowkit forward. "No time to mourn. We need to leave!" The two she-cats stumble towards the entrance of their camp, starting to weaken from breathing in the fumes of the rapidly growing fire. A familiar yowl rings out, sending Featherdust flying into the apprentice's den. She comes out two seconds later with Leechpaw, a kit from her first littler, in her jaws. "C'mon," she mumbles through a mouthful of fur. Shadowkit, sarting to feel woozy, pads quickly to the tunnel used as an entrance. After a while, she turns around. "Do you think the othe-" Shadowkit breaks off as she realizes she is alone. In a state of panic, she rushes back into the tunnel. Featherdust is laying there, her body curled around Leechpaw, in the middle of the tunnel. "We have to leave! Come on," Shadowkit mews urgently as she noses her momma's fur. Featherdust purrs hoarsly at her daughter and mews,"All of my kits, my mate, my clanmates, everycat I care for is here and dead except for you. I am an old cat. My life is over. But you, you still have a life to live." Featherdust, ignoring her daughter's protests, bats Shadowkit to the entrance. "I love you and I will be with you forever," she mews. Shadowkit cries out and starts to run back, but there is a loud crunch and the tunnel collapses. She watches in frozen dimay as her camp, her mother, and her clanmatws, all go down in flames. Shadowkit stays frozen for a couple seconds and then, with a strangled yowl, throws herself at the burning branches blocking the entrances. "Momma! Momma please! Don't... do not leave me here alone," her mew dies out when she realizes the truth of what she said. She is alone. All alone. Her tail falls to the ground and her shoulders slump. She collapses and lays there, surrounded by flames and burning shrubbery, keening in despair. The four moon old kit decides to give up and her keening stops. Shadowkit watches with one eye as the flames around her grow closer and closer, eating up ground and nature alike. 'Why fight' she thinks. 'I have lost everything anyway.' END OF CHAPTER ONE +Chapter two coming out soon. I have to find someplace to put it!+

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  • Posted November 18, 2011

    Just let go and you'll take you there...

    If you claim to have read this book in three hours, then you didn't actually read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2009


    3 hours of my life I can't get back

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