spirit_airlinesBen Baldanza, CEO of Spirit Airlines, cites his 1700-strong board game collection as his learning materials for how to run an airline. He even made a Geeklist about it on boardgamegeek.

“For boardgamegeek.com, I put together a list of games that I think you’d need to play well if you were going to run an airline,” he says. “The skills translate. In both realms, you use negotiation, forward planning, strategic thinking, close attention to detail and tactics against competitors to give you an edge.”