In context of my assertion that:
Cooperation beats individual excellence. The culture that you describe here, with the prise for individual geniuses and disregard for social rules, sounds like some Wild West culture for 'real men' and I'll bet it will go away in much similar way as we conquer the new frontier of cyberspace.
Cooperative development gave us the Lada and Trabant.
Competition gave us Toyota, ...
I read it that you contrast the cooperative production of Lada with the competetive production of Toyota as if there was no cooperation in the Toyota production process.
Eventually I do agree that my first statement was rather empty of meaning - you need both cooperation and competition in complex patterns.