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100 More Great Leadership Ideas by Jonathan Gifford

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WELCOME COMPETITION

 

The idea

Wu Xiaobing, president and managing director of pharmaceutical company Wyeth China, argues that competing in business is like competing in sports, and prefers this to the usual analogy between business competition and warfare.

‘As long as you are doing business, competition is everywhere,’ said Wu in an interview with the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton business school. ‘Some people take competition as a war, but in our company, we take ...

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