Wanting to win

February 24th, 2013

We hear over and over again that cooperation and teamwork are the keys to 21st century success. Yet we  live in a competitive age. We are reminded daily that success in the office, or on the field, or in the world, requires competition and competitive advantage.

How can we better understand and prepare for that competitive environment? Why are some people so much better at it than others? As Vince Lombardi said, “winning may not be everything, but wanting to win is.”

So what are the biological, physiological, genetic and social underpinnings of competition and how can they be approached to created a kind of modern day survival of the fittest?

These are just some of the question that Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman take up in Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing

My conversation with Po Bronson: