broadcast from bustoville
War is probably the most useless form of human behavior ever created - it wastes resources and throws back the economical state of the subjects back a good bit, yet can allow for some amazing technological advances, which is probably the only good thing about it.
At least that's how I look at it - the reason I thought about writing this post is the idea underlying my site and a recent debate over it. It's built in a way that we probably will never have to go to war with any other resource. Rather, we'll be able to assimilate them and profit together. For instance, several days ago we (me and my partner) had a discussion on whether we should offer a potential rival a deal and try to get them to work for us (in which case I already have a plan how we can churn out ~9-11 free videos and coaching sessions a week for low/mid stakes without losing a cent).
My point of view is that competition is never fun, especially if there is a chance that together we can become the market's best service provider, even if I don't like these people personally. So tomorrow I'll go negotiate with them, and from what I've managed to find out about them, there is ~70% chance I'll succeed and we'll have an okay team right from the start plus a great potential for expansion in the next couple of months.
Fwiw, I've never felt this alive in a very long while. I find creating my own business much more fun than playing poker, because what I'm doing now is called FPS in poker, but in business - creative financial schemes and dirty competition.