No contest: the case against competition

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Houghton Mifflin, 1986 - Business & Economics - 257 pages
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Arguing that competition is inherently destructive, the author asserts that competitive behavior is culturally induced and counter-productive and causes anxiety, selfishness, self-doubt, and poor communication

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Review: No Contest: The Case Against Competition

User Review  - Hannah - Goodreads

While I was reading this book, I kind of hated it. The prose is really technical, I didn't understand all of his references, and the font was weird and tiny. But when I started discussing this book ... Read full review

Review: No Contest: The Case Against Competition

User Review  - Cristian - Goodreads

Coming from someone who has had a pretty competitive mentality most of his life, this book was really an eye-opener. I'm a very introspective person so I have no problem with facing myself in an ... Read full review

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Alfie Kohn was recently described by Time magazine as "perhaps the countrys most outspoken critic of educations fixation on grades [and] test scores." He is the author of seven previous books on education and human behavior, including Punished by Rewards (1993), Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community (1996), and The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and "Tougher Standards" (1999). A former teacher, Kohn now works with educators across the country and speaks regularly at national conferences. He lives (actually) in Belmont, Mass. and (virtually) at www.alfiekohn.org.

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