When eventually you come face to face with competition and the competition is too fierce of a face to bare critics say the only option laudable is to bare your knuckles, remove the gloves and hit back hard. They say thinking of the consequence only consumes valuable time but a wise man once said hitting with your bare knuckles only leaves you open to wounds plus a weakness of the mind.
So today business entities find themselves trying to solve the problems of the competitor, tactics are countered with other tactics. A coin is thrown to the dogs but the dog does not buck neither does it run but given the environment it opens up it conniving teeth to feel the metal coin, how much worth it holds, the value comes before morals in this class of classical competition cycle,trying to get that added advantage in the market under demand. So ask not who throws the coin!
When man eats man in business, two parties suffer the result of their actions neither parties enjoys the kind of dirt thrown at them, one party suffers today while the other basks in the shorterm success availed. This short term window of success available is only provided because the competitor can’t seem to find some dirty linen available at the competitors’ drawers’ so the unintended happens and the vicious cycle continues, but should life be such a struggle having to pitch tent at the expense of the other?
A rhetorical question; if today, it is rated gross misconduct to fight over a partner just so as to even the score and scare away competition then a further challenge in business to fleece another will bare what weight in strengthening your market demand?
So when do I break bread with competition in business as Jesus did? Jesus broke bread in His most trying time, during his last journey on earth and preached the message of love to his disciples, forgiving even his detractors’ to ensure a greater glory of mankind is achieved, “The forgiveness of sin, for the greater good of man.”
No business is greater than the act of our savior today and no act of malice will ever be justified even for the benefit of another. Just as the US of A does not negotiate with terrorist, it is as well no business should negotiate with malicious competition termed in perfect pros and cons business terrorism
So what to do as men, women and entrepreneurs of this generation! What education to pass to future business gurus of the next generation! As simple as it is said, find a win, win situation. A pie in business is better than no pie at all; a truce settles the markets forging a strong pricing policy hence stabilizing profits to enable growth and development in business to steady. Need I say more beneficial policies can only be implemented when businesses speak the same language, period?