We all engage in competition every day – whether it’s through sports, business, politics, the arts, etc. Competition affects us all and contributes to our individual character, local communities and overall culture.
That’s why we chose Spirit of Competition as a theme for our programs in 2012 and 2013. Like Food for Thought before it, this theme was designed to celebrate, examine and question the role something plays in our daily lives. However, this time, it was competition. Through the lens of athletics, politics and economics, we examined five core elements of competition: civility, rivalry, passion, innovation and failure.
Here’s what the theme included: