7 things we learned about success from 'Game of Thrones'

Gore, dragons, kingdoms, zombies and a lot of death -- An accurate set of words to describe the phenomenon of a show that is 'Game of Thrones', currently in its 7th season on HBO.

One may also use the same words to describe the utter chaos that can be the business world --Kidding! (Sort of.)

When it comes down to it, 'Thrones' entire premise comes down to two things: money and power. Though disguised by complicated plot lines and character development, there are some deeply rooted core lessons hidden underneath the surface about what it takes to become successful, and how to stay that way once you make it.

Here are 7 lessons about business and entrepreneurship that we've all learned while watching 'Game of Thrones':

Whether it's wise words from a mother (We're looking at you, Cersei) or an offhand riddle from a councilman (Varys), the characters in this show are always giving one another advice about how to handle their affairs.

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The business world is a game, and in order to thrive, you have to be strategic. As Cersei Lannister would say:

"When you play the game of thrones you win or you die. There is no middle ground."

We wouldn't take her advice too lightly.

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