“No Contest stands as the definitive critique of competition. Contrary to accepted wisdom, competition is not basic to human nature; it poisons our relationships and holds us back from doing our best. In this new edition, Alfie Kohn argues that the race to win turns all of us into losers.”
New Books Playground says: No Contest: The Case Against Competition is one of the most important books we know, because we have this vague idea that competition was normal or that we’d need to compete—but, no. Cooperation is key.