Conflict of Interest Is Killing Us

Peter McClard
8 min readJan 24, 2023

A Conflict of Interest arises when a party working toward a certain goal has an ancillary goal to satisfy as well and where satisfying both goals is impossible since achieving one goal could preclude the achievement of the other. Life is filled with such conflicts and the choices we make often weigh our priorities so we then deconflict ourselves. Sometimes these conflicts are framed as a dilemma or conundrum. This human foible…

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Peter McClard

As a creative type, entrepreneur and philosopher, I write on many topics and try to offer solutions to, or useful insights into common problems.