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Argue to learn, not to win.

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From the book “How to Win Friends and Influence People” I learned that the best way to win an argument is to avaoid it

But last night I read this from “Growing Object-Oriented Software Guided By Tests”:

Argue to learn, not to win - from GOOSGBT

Ahh! They were not arguing to win. They were arguing to learn from each other.

So it’s okay to argue if your goal and your colleague’s goal is to learn; but it’s best to avoid arguments if either your goal or your colleague’s goal is to win.

What do you think about that?

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