O'Reilly logo

Taking Back Our Lives in the Age of Corporate Dominance by Suzanne Stoddard, Ellen Augustine

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

chapter3The Hidden Costs of Competition

Suzanne Stoddard

the heavy price we pay to win

Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.

—Vince Lombardi

You’re not winning the silver, you’re losing the gold.

—Nike Corporation

To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.

—Buddha

The joy is in the doing.

—unknown

If something is worth doing, it is worth doing poorly.

—Benjamin Franklin

 

COMPETITION IS AS AMERICAN AS HOT DOGS AND FOOTBALL. It weaves itself subtly into nearly every aspect of life in the United States, structuring not only work and sports, but also our social lives, our family time, and often our recreation and vacation hours. Competition is so sacred to our way of life that, most of the time, we don’t even think to ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required