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January 5, 2008

No Competition, No Passion

Posted by Brad Abare | Filed under: Philosophy

I'm often caught up in the uniqueness of what Personality™ does and tempted to think that we're the only ones doing what we do. Perhaps no one else could ever do what we do as good as we do it. Lest my arrogance and ignorance get the best of me, I quickly remember that if I don't have any competition, two things must be happening:

1. If we don't have competition, maybe what we do doesn't really matter. If it mattered someone else would want to capitalize on it too.

or

2. If we don't have competition, we must not care enough about what we do. If we were passionate enough about what we do, we would want competition because we know the problem we're trying to solve is too big and we're going to need others to help.

Competition is a good thing because it means you must be on to something that really matters and you'll go to great lengths because you want to be a passionate part of helping solve that problem.


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I was stumbling the web this morning with coffee and came upon this gem --a gem for me anyway -- I wrestle with this everyday --do I have an idea that is just so innovative and GOOD that there's no comp yet? or is it so BAD that there ner' will be comp?

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Posted by: michael gibbons at January 15, 2008 5:34 AM