An interesting article by Liam Ward-Proud explores the principles of game theory applied to everyday live. For instance, Proud explains that in an office that provides a monetary reward for working hard at the office (staying late at the office) creates an equilibrium of everyone working long and absurd hours, because those that leave early will be viewed negatively by management. Another aspect explored by Proud reveals that it is best to be cooperative with other in the long term. If you constantly ‘snitch’ on co workers, despite what illegal thing they are doing, you will be negatively viewed in the office as a ‘snitch’, and people will not view you in a positive way. Also, Proud points out that consistency is key in business. However, when negotiating, unpredictability can be beneficial. Acting in a rash way can make the person you are negotiating with reconsider their stance. The example in the article is if your boss is asking you to stay late, you can threaten to quit. This is a unexpected, rash threat, however, if your boss views you as a strong asset, they will agree to your terms and allow you to not work late. This may sound extreme, but it reveals that predictability is not a good strategy when negotiating. All in all, this article presents interesting information regarding the application of game theory to real-life circumstance.