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skmurphy · 2009-05-07 · Original thread
Interesting perspective from Hoffman in this answer:

"You have to think of yourself as an organism competing with other organisms in an ecosystem. It's about how you fit into the world around you. The modern world is moving fast, and you have to move at that speed. This is true even for a restaurant owner. How do you get customer flow? How do you compete with the other restaurants? How do you run your restaurant?"

I think he overlooks the value of cooperation in an ecosystem, many organisms have inter-relationships that are not competitive but cooperative, collaborative, commensal, or coopetitive.

A good book that offers an ecosystem perspective on economics is Bionomics by Michael Rothschild. It's on Amazon

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