I was in my car, waiting for my daughter to finish her goalkeeper training, and two dogs caught my eye.
The owner was throwing a ball, both would run, neck and neck, but the brown one would always catch it.
Instead of running to its owner with the ball, to grab the glory, the brown dog would drop it for the black and a white dog to pick up and return to the owner.
This pattern was repeated and both dogs seemed in 7th heaven.
Can you derive any insights from this behaviour? Learn any lessons?
I thought of the brown dog, devoid of ego, and how they were competing but at the same time non-competing.
Can competitors work together, in a guild, to produce a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts?