Congrats to the “winners” but I recommend that all reading this post also read:

Punished by Rewards: Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise, and Other Bribes

and

No Contest: The Case Against Competition.

Both books were written by Alfie Kohn and they are not just his opinion. He has read and summarized a lot of research.

I also recommend reading Skin in the Game, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. There he mentions this phrase by Wittgenstein:

Anything that smacks of competition destroys knowledge.

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Associate Professor at UTFPR. Interested in programming (Elixir), logic and Deep Work.

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Adolfo Neto

Associate Professor at UTFPR. Interested in programming (Elixir), logic and Deep Work.