alternative name: Battle Perspective
People are highly competitive and are often locked into trying to win many little wars instead of optimizing to see where are bigger opportunities.
I was buying a bike and really focused a lot of energy to buy the best bike in terms of quality vs price. To make a research I postponed decision to buy a bike and what mattered was to have a bike
The arms race of trees. Even though trees lose tremendous resources to grow very tall, they could be just a little bit taller than grasses or bushes in order to get all the light.