timwilliams - 9:38 pm on Aug 15, 2012 (gmt 0)
It's not just a competitive or cooperative situation - it's both, all the time.
In the beginning it was only a cooperative situation. It has since moved to a competitive-cooperative situation and will, IMO, continue until there is no longer a cooperative component. Good business is not only educating yourself on what your competition has done but also on the moves your competition is likely to make in the future.