Neid, kes koolis klassi tippu kuuluvad või sellest käeulatuse kaugusel asuvad, hinnatakse aina nende õppeedukuse järgi. Teiseks tulla tähendab läbikukkumist. Peaasi on järgmisele pähe teha. […] Teisisõnu: kui keskendud liigselt klassi tippu jõudmisele, harjutad alateadvuslikult meeskonnatöö vältimist.
“Those who at school are ‘top of the class’, or who have it within their reach, are continually being judged in terms of their scholastic pre-eminence. To come second is to fail. Beating the next person is the name of the game […] In other words, overconcentration on coming top of the class provides an unconscious training in anti-teamwork.”
“The Apollo team members had spent a large part of their time engaged in abortive debate, trying to persuade the other members of the team to adopt their own particular, well-stated point of view. No one seemed to convert another or be converted. However, each seemed to have a flair for spotting the weak points of the other’s argument.”