Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The most critical competition we face is not between one person and another, or between teams, businesses, corporations, states, nations, regions, or religions. Rather, the most critical competition we face is between our constructive human tendency to care for the world and improve our collective lot, and our destructive tendency to exploit the world and dominate each other. Morally, we are at our best when we collaborate for the good of all. Practically, we are at our best when we collaborate to compete. That is the critical paradox of collaboration.