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Ambition economy Vs Envy economy

"In an ambition economy, people generally enjoy watching others get ahead, because it reinforces their sense that they, too, can succeed," says the Dean of Harvard Business School. He mentions the US as the perfect example of an ambition economy.

"In an envy economy, in contrast, people often feel like they're playing in a zero-sum game and that if someone else gets ahead, it comes at their own expense." As an example, he mentions the Indian society, where "If one person tried to rise above his class, the rest would pull him back down."