The Difference Between Cartels and Clubs

 

The difference between a club and a cartel appears to be a matter of semantics, but it’s a lot more than that. And the difference holds the secret to making a difference as a leader and communicator in the world.

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A club is a group with a shared interest. A cartel is an agreement among competitors.

Clubs are about exclusion and competition. Cartels are about inclusion and collaboration.

Bipartisan politics is the product of club-based thinking. Wikipedia is more of a cartel. As the world of open source and disintermediation grows, we will most likely see more cartels and fewer clubs.

This is an excerpt from the blog of Story Cartel co-founder, Jeff Goins. You can read the full article at goinswriter.com: More Cartels, Fewer Clubs. If you’re an author, you can learn more about how Story Cartel can help you share your book with the world here.