Zero Sum Game

In game theory, a zero sum game is when one player ‘wins’ only when the other player ‘loses’. For example, if the seller offers to sell a machine at a price of $1000 and the buyer aims to buy the machine for $800, there will be a ‘win:lose’ outcome. Every dollar the buyer ‘wins’ represents an equivalent ‘loss’ for the seller. If, alternatively, the parties agree a price of $900 and a three-year support contract of $100 a year, value has been created for both parties and may be considered a ‘win:win’ outcome. See also Win:Win.

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