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Succeed in Understanding Competition

A competition is a contest between individuals, teams, companies, and even countries to determine who is better and who will reap the rewards of victory.

Although some people disdain competition, it is used in everyone's life from getting a job to being able to buy a ticket for a popular concert. There is also the fun of competing in sports to see who can win. Businesses are concerned about beating the competition for market share. Finally there is war, which is the competition of countries over land and the spoils of war.

The purpose of these lessons is to help you understand competition and learn the factors, tactics, and strategies that can be used, such that you can become a champion in competitive endeavors. If you have any questions, send me an email.

Competition Contents


Motivations to Win a Competition

Major Types of Competition

Performance competitions

Performance Competitions

Competing for a Job

Head-to-head competitions

Head-to-Head Competitions

Momentum in a Head-to-Head Competition

Predatory competitions

Predatory Competitions

Bullying Competition

Non-human competitions

Competition Among Plants

Animals Compete for Food

Specific competitions


Business Competition

Types of Business Competition

Using Advertising for a Competitive Advantage in Business

Using Location for a Competitive Advantage in Business

Using TQM for a Competitive Advantage in Business


Fighting as a Form of Competition


Basics of Gambling as a Competition

Dealing with Hustlers in a Competition


Using Art of War in Athletic Competitions

Factors in Winning Basketball Games

Gamesmanship in the Riggs vs King Tennis Match in 1973

Strategy Used by Muhammad Ali to Beat George Foreman in 1974


Competing for Social Status


"The Art of War" by Sun Tzu

1. Laying Plans

2. Waging War

3. Attack by Stratagem

4. Tactical Dispositions

5. Energy

6. Weak Points and Strong

7. Maneuvering

8. Variation in Tactics

9. The Army on the March

10. Terrain

11. The Nine Situations

12. The Attack by Fire

13. The Use of Spies

Winning strategies

Criteria for Winning Various Competitions

Preparing to Win a Competition

Role of Confidence in a Competition

Disarming Your Opponent in a Competition

Influencing the Judges to Win a Competition

Winning a Negotiation

Underhanded strategies

Cheating in a Competition

Dirty Playing in Competition

Examples of Unfair Tactics in Chess

Defending Against a Dirty Player

Poor Winner in a Competition


Competition Resources

Author's Credentials

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