How Competitive and Collaborative Work Cultures Differ - Dan Street

In Chapter 16 of 20 of his 2010 Capture Your Flag interview, entrepreneur Dan Street shares the pros and cons of competitive and collaborative work cultures. Competitive cultures naturally attract competitive people who like to succeed and are likely intelligent and energetic. The downside is the constant competition that rewards winning but forces constant losing, too. Collaborative cultures attract like-minded people who tend to agree. The downside here is the lack of creative tension reduces arguments that improve ideas. He finds there is a way to find a happy medium, creating a collaborative environment with structured competition.