The telecom war between Reliance Jio and Airtel was only a preamble to the impending battle between Google and Jio. Nitish Kumar broke the mahagathbandhan while seeming to try to bend RJD to his will. All the schmoozing between Trump and Xi hasn’t reduced the North Korean nuclear threat. Could we have predicted these outcomes before they actually happened?  Yes we could have—not with IQ or EQ, but with ‘Game Theoretic Quotient’. A new intelligence, a new way of looking at the world. Game Sutra highlights the underlying strategic considerations of entities as diverse as heads of state, bitcoin miners and CEOs of internet companies to explain their decisive choices. Immerse yourself in its heady mix of cogent fact and smart analysis to develop your ‘game theoretic quotient’. Your world will never be the same again.

Common Knowledge and Counter-Strikes

Common knowledge and counter-strikes

In September 2016, four militants had attacked the Indian Army at Uri in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, and killed 19 soldiers. Later that month, India announced that it had conducted ‘surgical strikes’ against militant launch pads across the Line of Control in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, and inflicted ‘significant casualties’. Here, let's explore the assumption of common knowledge through an examination of the decision of the Indian government to openly declare its counter-strike against Pakistan in September 2016.2

To speak or not to speak; this must have been the question facing India's leadership with regard to the recent surgical strikes. Does game theory—the study of decision-making in interdependent situations, that is, situations in which the outcomes and ...

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