Competition LO16750

Winfried Dressler (
Thu, 29 Jan 1998 12:09:21 +0100

Replying to LO16732 --

Richard Goodale wrote:

>You say, at one point "Competition arises only (and is necessary there) if
>two try to do the same." This is not true. In fact, the inverse is true.
>Competition exists only through differentiation.

Yes and no.

Yes: strength, differentiation and anticipation are the 3 basics of a
theory of competition in my understanding. (I wrote a few sentences about
this in my last mail)

No: the real experienced competition with winners and loosers take place
at the borders of equalty, where the competing partners try to increase
their advantage (which then is new differentiation - the winner won
territory in the landscape of competition, the borders of equalty showing
a new shape).

Warm regards,


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