By Margaret Heffernan
Get into the easiest colleges. Land your subsequent gigantic merchandising. costume for fulfillment. Run quicker. Play harder. paintings tougher. preserve ranking. And no matter what you do—make convinced you win.
Competition runs via each element of our lives this day. From the cubicle to the race song, in company and love, faith and technology, what issues now could be to be the most important, quickest, meanest, hardest, richest.
The upshot of these kind of contests? As Margaret Heffernan indicates during this eye-opening e-book, festival on a regular basis backfires, generating an explosion of dishonest, corruption, inequality, and chance. The demolition derby of recent existence has broken our skill to paintings together.
But it doesn’t need to be this manner. CEOs, scientists, engineers, traders, and inventors all over the world are pioneering larger how you can create nice items, construct enduring companies, and develop relationships. Their mystery? Generosity. belief. Time. Theater. From the cranberry bathrooms of Massachusetts to the lecture rooms of Singapore and Finland, from tiny start-ups to international engineering enterprises and cherished American organizations—like Ocean Spray, Eileen Fisher, Gore, and Boston Scientific—Heffernan discovers methods of dwelling and dealing that foster creativity, spark innovation, toughen our social cloth, and think lots higher than successful.
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A Bigger Prize: How We Can Do Better than the Competition by Margaret Heffernan