This quote comes from an old article on the new economy from 1997:
“Added value = total value created with you in the game minus total value created without you in the game.”
It is an article by Brandenburger and Nalebuff applying game theory to business, The Added-Value Theory of Business from Strategy+Business in 1997. It is worth a read.
It also presents a great question for all of us to contemplate and answer.
Are you adding value to the game?
If so, how?