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One of my current bosses is very good at approaching any negotiation with an orientation to finding a win-win situation. In our work, often times a one-sided contract where there is definitively a "winner" and a "loser" just results in arguments / lawsuits / animosity / people looking to find alternatives over the medium term.
Alternatively, if the contractual relationship is mutually beneficial, both parties have an incentive to make the relationship better and stronger over time.
As Richelieu mentions above, a lot of times negotiators approach situations with "how can I win." A "how can we win together" mental model is an exceptionally better orientation to your counterparty.
Outside of negotiating, I find this applies to nearly every interaction you have with others - meaning, having a constant focus on "how can I make others enjoy interacting with me regardless of the situation." Over time, you find you have more and more good people around you willing to reciprocate the same.
While all of us would probably agree that formal education almost always falls short of internally motivated learning, there are a lot of things that we need to learn that kind of have to be forced upon us. Yes, you might not be intrinsically enthralled with the concepts of the ideal gas laws (in middle school, for some reason, I was however :P) when you are a kid, but it is good to know that you can hurt yourself with an accidental explosion by heating a container.
Thus, cheating in a formal education system probably doesn't make a lot of sense either.
Matt Crump found out that cheating is increasingly a systemic problem at universities - and students view cheating as an altruistic, mutually beneficial behavior. As highlighted in the Quote above, mutually beneficial situations are strong and enduring. Thus, Crump has a rough time dealing with how unabashedly the students defend their actions or continue ever after being caught red handed.
To steal from Byrne Hobart's review of the article:
Stealing from last week's trend, looks like a bulleted list is needed, this time from the founder of Wired magazine, Kevin Kelly:
As ever on June 4 this beautiful photo that shows the sheer joyousness & hope of #TiananmenSquare before the tanks rolled in
— Paul French 💙 (@chinarhyming)
Jun 3, 2022
#Beijing University professors marching to #TiananmenSquare in 1989, in solidarity with student protesters. A professor holds a sign 'Teachers and students live and die together'. In foreground, a grateful student lifts a sign to them saying 'You are #China's true intellectuals'.
— Germs of Woke CCP (@GermsofCCP)
Jun 4, 2022
33 years ago in #TiananmenSquare, the brave people of China rose up to demand democracy and fundamental freedoms but they were brutally suppressed by the government. Taiwan will continue to stand up for those who carry on their fight for a more democratic future in China.
— 王定宇 Wang Ting-yu, MP 🇺🇦 (@MPWangTingyu)
Jun 4, 2022
But this photo by Sin Wai Keung, which I was unaware of when I wrote the story in 2009, is just incredible. The scale is breathtaking - it feels like one man is taking on an entire army. I'll share more on this one in the future (working on a film 🙏🏻)... #TiananmenSquareMassacre
— Patrick Witty (@patrickwitty)
Jun 5, 2022
6/6/1989 stood in 长安街 @ Intl Hotel 国际饭店 taking pics of soldiers leaving Tiananmen Square. One @ center orders two to get me. I ran, they chased & fired two shots. I hid behind van @ hotel door; they probly thought I went in, turned back. Dumbest thing I did as journalist.
— Terril Jones (@Terril_Jones)
Jun 6, 2022
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