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have skin in the game

To have a personal investment, usually monetary, in the pursuit of some goal or achievement, especially in business and finance. If you want to find a company that is truly motivated to succeed, find one where all the executives have skin in the game.
See also: game, have, skin

skin in the game

A personal investment, usually monetary, in the pursuit of some goal or achievement, especially in business and finance. If you want to find a company that is truly motivated to succeed, find one where all the executives have skin in the game.
See also: game, skin

have/put skin in the ˈgame

(American English, especially business) take an active interest in the success or failure of a particular project, activity, etc. because you are involved in a personal or financial way: If you want someone to make efficient choices, they have to have a little skin in the game.This expression was first used by the US investor Warren Buffett to describe a situation in which senior managers own or buy shares in the company that they manage and so have a personal interest in the company’s success or failure.
See also: game, have, put, skin
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He contends that the world cannot be understood without having skin in the game. Having skin in the game is, for the great part, about honor, justice, and sacrifice.
In his book, Taleb shows that having skin in the game is important in all aspects of our lives.
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