They’re like two men finishing 2nd and 3rd at the 100 meter sprints who, subsequently, bind their legs together and, because they believe they’ll be faster now, ask for a second chance.
– Dan Lyons (in his blog Secret Diary of Steve Jobs) about Microsoft’s try to beat its competitor Google by trying to buy Yahoo.
I think this quote is so strong, you can apply it to many occasions in your own life as well. You will not beat your competitor by combining the second and third best, you will only beat the number one by actually becoming the better yourself, by becoming a number one yourself.
Some stuff to think about on this early Monday morning 😉