The game of chess always starts with a fixed set of resources where both players are given 16 pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops, and eight pawns. Resources typically decrease as the game goes on and only way to increase resources is through pawn promotions. In business resources can vary greatly between different players, even from start, and the successful ones typically enjoy growth.


The game of chess if one of the most common metaphors for strategy, at 2by2 we believe that chess is a pretty poor metaphor for strategy – as we would like to define strategy. In a series of posts, this will be explained.