Linked by Dmitrij D. Czarkoff on Fri 31st Aug 2007 08:54 UTC
Editorial This article is an answer to "Competition Is Not Good" by Kroc and reading it wouldn't be comfortable without switching to and from the original article. I wrote it just because I do strongly disagree with Kroc and I believe I can prove that he is not as close to truth as it may seem from the first glance.
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by kaiwai on Fri 31st Aug 2007 10:12 UTC in reply to "RE"
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You're competing with my article? ;)
Brilliant, I like it. Actually, I knew this was going to happen, and that's a good thing - because the article was there to promote discussion, and that's what's happening here, discussion; not competition.

I think in alot of cases the only real way to motivate people is through competition. There are those who are motivated just through shear desire to move forward. Put me in that camp, at work, any desire to work is a direct result of wanting to push something forward because of the pride of wanting see something improve rather than anything to do with 'competiting' or 'beating' a rival.

Unfortunately for most people, unless there is something constantly jumping on their back in the form of economic realities - they simply become lazy - or as the old Polish saying goes regarding communism, "people pretended to work, and the state pretended to pay".

Humans over all are lazy creatures, do the bare minimum required - very few have a work ethic that would compell them to work a 70 hour week unless they're forced or financially rewarded as a result. Same goes for innovation, unless there is that reward there for someone to innovate, the compelling aspect to work the long hours and take the risk won't exist - and thus, things stagnate.

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