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Zen and the art of kicking butt

There's an interesting article over at The New Yorker on how Nintendo is poised to win the videogame console wars, in the long run. This quote in particular was illuminating:

"The point is that business is not a sporting event. Victory for one company doesn’t mean defeat for everyone else. Markets today are so big—the global video-game market is now close to thirty billion dollars—that companies can profit even when they’re not on top, as long as they aren’t desperately trying to get there. The key is to play to your strengths while recognizing your limitations."

Or, as someone said a few thousand years ago, "Know thy enemy, know thyself, and you will be invincible."

“Zen and the art of kicking butt”