If You Want To Succeed, Befriend Your Competitors

By Dr. Ruth Gotian, Contributor

Can competitors be friends or go so far as being collaborators? Can they support each other’s success with pride and admiration? Of course, they can, and it makes each person’s work more potent and better, richer and brimming with innovative ideas.

Last week, Thinkers50, the premier listing of global management thinkers, announced its 2021 ranking of the world’s top management thinkers and the winners of its 11 Distinguished Achievement Awards. The foremost thinkers and doers who are leaders in their fields gathered virtually for an event that has been called over the last twenty years the “Oscars of Management Thinking.” You would think with that many high achievers in the virtual room, the competition would be fierce, and they’d be throwing virtual daggers; their congratulatory remarks would appear synthetic at best. But the exact opposite was the case. The Thinkers50 award nominees and winners are competitors who are also collaborators who have deep-found respect and admiration for each other’s work and generously amplify their achievements.

Read the full article

Share this article:

You may also like:

Subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with the latest and greatest ideas in business, management, and thought leadership.

*mandatory field

Thinkers50 will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide news, updates, and marketing. Please confirm that you agree to have us contact you by clicking below:


You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at . We will treat your information with respect. For more information about our privacy practices please visit our website. By clicking below, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.