I ate a healthful breakfast in a hotel lounge. Fresh fruit, plain Greek yogurt, and a single-serving box of raisin bran cereal.

The box practically promised me immortality. “100%* daily value of 11 vitamins & minerals,” it pledged. With each bite I could feel myself bursting with fitness and glowing with health. My shirtsleeves were tightening around my biceps.

Then I noticed the asterisk. “*Based on a 53g serving. This box contains 33g.” The box had 62% of the daily value of those 11 nutrients, and 38% baloney.

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Welcome to Competing.Com! This is the place to discuss and learn about competing in business, politics, sports, and more.

What words come to mind when you think of “competing”? People often take it to mean fighting, conquering, leading, or managing.

  • Fighting for resources, money, or survival. I see competing as fighting if I believe (rightly or wrongly) that resources, money, or survival are a zero-sum game that I win through aggression. I know I’ve competed successfully if I get the resources, build my fortune, or survive.
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Have you ever wondered about the secret behind successful competitors? Well, wonder no more. The secret has been revealed in a recent Fox News report about a true miracle drug “powering” Wall Streeters, performance-oriented athletes, pilots, doctors and students (April 9, 2013, interview with Dr. Samadi). The drug is called Provigil, and its original use was to treat narcolepsy. Its off-label use, however, has skyrocketed since the release of the movie “Limitless” which apparently was loosely based on it.

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