Experimentation Works, by Stefan H. Thomke
Terrific perspective and advice from Simon Sinek

Embracing collaboration in the midst of scarcity

Many of us would probably say that we and our businesses operate in a world of scarcity, where my gain is at my competitor's expense. That's why it's so refreshing to read a story like this one from FastCompany, Why we opened our pandemic-born delivery platform to competitors.

Despite the SBA's Paycheck Protection Program there are going to be countless businesses that never reopen. Some of them could probably be saved if that segment's business community worked together, rather than in opposition, like that Maryland brewing company from the FastCompany article has done.

How might this work in your business segment? I realize I need to step back and start viewing others more as possible collaboration partners rather than competitors. More importantly, I need to start asking a simple question when I speak with each of them going forward: What can I do, and what might my employer be able to do, to help provide some lift for your operation? Who knows where those conversations might lead...

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