8 Ways Game Is Like Big Business

While sitting in my cubicle doing my resume building job the other day, I realized how much working for a large corporation has taught me about the concept of game. While previously it has been mentioned on RoK that game can get you a job, people often overlook what a job can teach you about game. Below are eight reasons game is like big business:

1. Location

If a company is in a poorly located city, it will struggle. If it is in a great location however, it can excel. No one wants to go get $100 plate of dinner in the ghetto, and no one in Beverly Hills is seeking goodwill. Game works the same way. For me, I had to block out my entire home state, but for most people this is as simple as blocking out “Joe’s Pub.” While “Joe’s Pub” offers $1 beers, “The Oar House” has triple the price, but it also has triple the girls. In the end being in the better location will get you better results.

2. Statistics

In business everything is about the numbers. You are rarely asked at a company how you did something. Companies want minimal effort, minimal cost, and maximum results. Game is no different. While it’s great to brag about always going home with a 9, if you can leave the bar with consistent 8’s with significantly less effort, that should be your target. Only when you reach a significant level will anyone attempt to look beyond your numbers. More numbers and more stories equal more success.


 3. Dress for Success

I’ve always been told that you should dress the part you want, not the part you have. The better you dress, the quicker you’re noticed, and the more you seem motivated. If you go sit in your cubicle and hate your job but smile and wear a suit, you’ll be noticed. In retrospect if you show up to work in your cubicle job that you love, happy as hell, and you wear ripped up jeans, shoes that are falling apart, and a coffee-stained button-up, no one will care that you love your job because you look like you don’t have your shit together. Same goes for game. While you don’t need to wear a suit at every venue, you should be finding ways to dress respectable and above the relative standard of those around you. Dressing to impress makes you stand out and more often approached for promotions at the office. It’ll also get you laid.


4. You’re Just A Number

At a decent sized corporation, you are just a number. When you go to the bar (unless you’re running small town game) you are the same. Whoever you hit on has already encountered 18,000 other men just like you. That means you need to run your game and be you. Eventually employee #867443 may be the CEO of Americorp and the most powerful person in the world. But today you’re a number. So just do your job.

5. Marketing

Companies put a lot of money into finding ways to sell their products. If you can find a way to help them sell their products in more creative and effective ways you’re likely a valuable asset and will be well compensated for your services. Game is the same way. Women need you to sell yourself to them. And if you can do that, you’re gonna get laid.


6. Ulterior Motives

While every CEO want’s to hear what you can do for them, it’s ultimately what can they do for you. This directly correlates with marketing. You should be selling your product, but you should only be selling that product to better yourself. By coming up with a better plan you’ll get a promotion, which means more money for yourself. With game you’re basically selling yourself to women, but only for your own gain. Whether its business or game, always have an ulterior motive. It’s how you get promoted.

7. Scandal (Haters)

In any office there is always someone more envious of you. Whether it’s you who finds ways to advance quicker, or just doing your job with less effort, people get pissed and try and take you down with them. In the game world this is the obvious cockblocker. Whether it be an envious friend who’s pissed you get laid, someone at the bar who just sees you leave every weekend successful, or the jealous fat friend of the woman you’re trying to have sex with, haters are everywhere. If you’re good at covering your tracks in the office to avoid confrontation, scandals, or punishment, you’ll be fine at handling cock blockers.

8: Networking

Lastly is networking, probably the easiest and most overlooked way to success. The more people you meet through your company, or conventions with other companies, the more alternate opportunities will be presented to yourself. Game is the same way. While it’s great to go out with your usual set of friends, finding alternate friends or even just other regulars at venues you frequent will give you a larger network to work with. Jack, who goes to your regular bar, might decide to throw a kick ass house party with a bunch of women he met in Toronto, and now you have an invite. Had you not decided to network, you’d be fighting the same crowds at your usual spots once again.


So there you have it. Now go get that office promotion.

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23 thoughts on “8 Ways Game Is Like Big Business”

  1. There are some career counselor types out there who are recommending that the youngins try to start their own businesses instead of taking the corporate job right out the gate (but only if they’re not operating at a horrible net loss with student loans and other forms of indentured servitude). Why? Because those who have put themselves on the line, have suffered and lost in the business world, will be more understanding of how one, as an employee, can provide value to a corporation or medium-sized business. Otherwise, the youngster is like most entry-level drones: clueless and highly deficient in economic capital.
    No. 6, to me, is the most important. Always have an ulterior motive in your job or in dealing with a woman, whether short- or long-term. If not, then you set yourself up for exploitation and failure later on — barring circumstances beyond your control, of course.
    But, at my age, it’s more important for me to work to further what kinds of goals I have for myself and for the rest of my life. Women are ancillary to those goals. Also, as we in the ‘sphere know that most younger guys are operating at a deficit with their economic and sexual capital, better to focus your energies on making yourself better over time, thereby increasing your capital. Jobs will come and chicks will come, but not before you’ve worked in Inner Game.
    (Then again, I’d rather just improve myself as a man and a human being. Longer-lasting benefits there.)

  2. Pretty spot-on analysis, especially the dressing for success and numbers aspects…

    1. the dress up thing is BS…. some of the most intelligent people dress down to the max…. it requires a lot of brain power and energy to preen and pimp yourself daily…. fine if you are a dumb ass chick that hasn’t got anything beyond a pretty face to offer… get to it…. you can even get some man makeup, and a diamond earing….. sorry…. but my model is the steve jobs, mark zuckerberg one…. i don’t see scruffy jeans and tank tops getting in their way do you ?

      1. I agree with the concept of Steve Jobs attire. Most employers do not. Unless your boss is Steve Jobs you better learn to dress to impress or you’ll be in the mail room a long time.

      2. Thing is, once Steve Jobs had some cash he did spend big on clothes. The big difference and the real Steve Jobs clothes style is a uniform. I think for young guys, sub-30, it’s fine for experimentation in dress, but the older you get the more you should have a personal uniform. You can still dress well, you’re removing the thought from the process when you wear the same threads daily.

      3. The author isn’t saying “dress-up”, he’s saying dress for the role you WANT. If you want to look like a billionaire that dresses down in t-shirt and shorts, that’s fine, but you still have to have those billionaire indicators, otherwise you’re just another guy in a t-shirt and shorts…which, if you’re on here, is probably the case.

      1. I agree with gibraltar’s assertion.
        The West used to be about excellence and virtue. Now it is about appealing to the lowest common denominator.

        1. Relying on Game to grow your career instead of actually being good at something. I mean remember when the men who excelled at science and engineering? How they put a man on the moon? And did other cool shit like that. Now you gain money for what? Being a glorified middleman? Shit, no wonder the economy is fucked.

        2. Looking for a career these days relies less on what you can do because guess what, with the over-saturation of college graduates so can 18,000 other people. The only way to get a job in your desired field is to game.

        3. There are still plenty of men making money in scienc eand engineering. They are even trying to reach Mars.
          Besides, keep in mind that in the old days, symetric wars were dime of a dozen. So what’s best? A war-torn country with “good” values or a “cultural marxist” peace? The choice is yours.

    1. This post is not stupid. Society is stupid no doubt, but the author is making useful analogies about game and the business world, which are indeed very similar. I agree that the Western world is fucked. But has already been said by another ROK author, one has to adapt or die. The third choice would be to expat outside the western world, where at that point one would‘t need to bother with manoshpere literature.

  3. “With game you’re basically selling yourself to women, but only for your own gain.”
    This is absolutely true. Everything one does should be for one’s own gain. Some folks in the manosphere believe that a Man abases himself when he chases women using game…that somehow he isn’t true about who he is and is thus pandering to the weaker sex for the woman’s benefit. Game is for the Man’s benefit…always…

    1. I think this is the biggest misunderstanding about game. Guys say they’re not willing to make big efforts for a girl, you’re NOT, you’re making big efforts for yourself.

      1. the problem is that when i look at most girls, i feel like i’ll just debase myself to even waste 2 minutes of my time on them…. if game is about doing things for yourself, valuing yourself, and improving yourself, the first thing to do is use game for financial and professional gain, not to woo skanks in night clubs…
        a good player should see that like shooting fish in a barrel….
        give me a challenge….

        1. If you don’t value a night of sex with a girl of equal standards to yourself (or what your game is able to achieve) then obviously that wouldn’t be doing things for yourself. But most guys on this site do…
          Maybe you just have really high standards and aren’t surrounding yourself with girls that meet them. Sounds like you have your challenge!

        2. Its not anyone else’s job to challenge you, if you’ve got something you want, you should challenge yourself. If you want women or cash-money or to run for office, Game is just a tool that gives you an edge over guys that think they’re only alive to serve everyone else first.
          Me, I prefer the company of hot women. Not at an obsessive level, but if its available, I like knowing I have the tools to get it. maybe you’re the same way about your job or finances.

  4. Good analogy. Last number 8: Networking explains while social media i.e. facebook has become more-or-less online dating, and its presence shows how instrumental it is in making women completely jaded.

  5. Have to disagree with number 5. It’s more effective to have a buyer mindset and make the girl sell herself to you than be the one selling yourself to her.

    1. Kind of the same thing. Making her sell herself to you, i.e. validate herself, is still you pitching yourself as someone who’s got standards and not going to take the first girl he meets. You’re just doing it indirectly.
      If you were interviewing someone for a job and you had one candidate chomping at the bit and begging for a “chance to impress you”, and another saying “I can do great work for you, but lets make sure I’d be a good fit for your company”, which would you take more seriously?

    2. Very much what I was thinking. I don’t like sales analogies because they drag you back into a mindset that kills your game. You’re not out to convince girls to like you. Every good approach I’ve had began with me screening the girl!

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