Go is one of the most intellectually stimulating games to be derived out of a simple set of rules and very little playing equipment. One particular skill Go unexpectedly helped me hone is the ability to imagine and visualize multiple possibilities in my head without playing it out physically. In Go, imagination, lateral thinking and an aptitude for sensing and evaluating possibilities are core skills that are developed while studying the game. These elements are often lacking in the conventional academic system, but are skills highly prized in today’s world. The best Go players are highly innovative, while possessing the discipline and drive to succeed.