Dec 4, 2019
In this episode, Shawn and Marcus discuss the concept of
competitiveness. The chat was inspired by some reading Marcus had
been doing that condemned competition to be part of the driving
force that makes our society so extractive and unequal. In
particular, Marcus is using two quotes from Daniel Wahl’s book
‘Designing Regenerative Cultures’ to exemplify the argument.
To contrast this viewpoint, Shawn and Marcus explore the
positive aspects of competition and why competitiveness and in
particular systemic competitiveness in the way it is used by
Mesopartner and others still are and will remain important concepts
in economic development - and why they can indeed also be forces
that drive a positive transformation of society towards a more
sustainable future. They asked Christian Schoen to share his
opinion on competitiveness in development.