There is only one compelling reason to cooperate, to form teams etc. And that is when the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
When that happens, 4 people can do the work of 10 or more. Now when a drama occurs, when everyone works only for his selfish end, the reverse happens. Now even 10 people cannot do the work of one dedicated person.
That is what we have to be careful of. Who we partner is important.
I am writing this because I hope my readers will reflect on this during my time in Subic. I will be away for 10 days so no articles during this time.
At the Asean training, Jax said this to me. No one man can bring Malaysian Chess up. We need a team. But a team can either work as a whole, or it can reduce into a drama as described above.
To see the big picture we need to join the dots. Please take the time to reflect on all I have written on this blog.
Consider this also, can a Kasparov (GM etc) emerge in the current Malaysian scene? What happens when all knowledge is locked in silos? What happens when we are a house against itself?
Tip: Try imagining the sort of environment that will produce a GM. And then we work towards that.
The answer really is smart partnerships. Partnerships to head in a direction. And we need to avoid dramas, we need to avoid those that only want to sabotage. With the direction set, we will see much clearer who these people are. They will move in the opposite direction.