Collaboration is the act of working together. The ability to collaborate with others is one of the most important skills a person can possess. No matter how inventive, creative, or productive you might be, as one person alone, you can achieve only so much.

The state of our planet would be radically different if we human beings did not possess the ability to collaborate. Forced labor is one of the oldest and crudest forms of collaboration, albeit one that is managed by duress. The Great Wall of China was built by millions of people, including soldiers, criminals, common people, and even children. Some estimates suggest that as many as three million people may have died as a result of the harsh working conditions they ...

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