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The Profitability of Winning

J. Armstrong and Fred Collopy
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Fred Collopy: Case Western Reserve University

General Economics and Teaching from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: Sports and war metaphors abound in business today. For example, one management book, Thunder in the Sky, by Thomas Cleary, opens with a Chinese saying that translates: “The marketplace is a battlefield. The Asian people view success in the business world as tantamount to victory in battle.” The book advises American executives to do the same. However, such metaphors are misleading. The objective in both sports and war is to beat the competitor. Business, on the other hand, aims to create wealth.

Keywords: business; profits; winning (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 3 pages
Date: 2005-02-11
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