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On Cooperation and Competition – 1

June 7, 2009

Question: Why are some people more inclined to cooperate while others are more inclined to compete?

Answer: It’s all in the socialization.

Let me explain how I arrived at this conclusion.

I went to Malaysia for the first time about fifteen years ago. I saw in every government office I entered placards on the walls with guidance from the Prime Minister – Be Nice or Be Honest or Make Malaysia Great, etc. What surprised me was the seriousness that public servants accorded such messages. (more…)