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Michael Sampson

Collaboration Has Significant Downsides

Collaboration is not without its problems. Talk about collaboration focuses almost exclusively on the first definition of collaboration—“people working with other people to achieve a common outcome”—and ignores the second—“traitorous cooperation with an enemy, usually an occupying force.” Both are valid definitions. A brief consideration of nine downsides of collaboration.

Having the Wrong Body

Athletes optimise their body for the unique demands of their chosen sport. A marathon runner develops a body that’s different to a sprinter. Likewise a gymnast and a sumo wrestler. A swimmer and a cyclist. A shotput thrower and a high jumper. Business “body types” are no different.