Okay, that last post sounds like pure business pop pap--maybe somewhere between Stephen Covey and Ramit Sethi, only minus any motivator skills.
So I have to say that, unlike boxing, business competition isn't necessarily a zero-sum or sub-zero game. In fact, Harvard B School prof Michael Porter argues in this podcast that, for a business to succeed long-term, it should have a positive-sum competitive strategy. Otherwise it'll end up in nothing more than a price war. And yeah, I agree with what he said. Besides, I'll take any non-pap cred I can leech from him.