This article is in reference to our class discussion on the topic of cheating to gain an advantage. This article uses the prime example of Lance Armstrong to demonstrate the reasons people have for cheating in their sport. The author refers to cheating in order to level the playing field as the Lancer Factor. This article was interesting because it brought up how the Lancer Factor is evident in things other than sports. In class we specifically referred to this topic in terms of the sports setting, however there are examples of how this exists elsewhere. The examples given in this article were when doing business innovation is necessary for survival so leaders make immoral decisions to stay afloat. The Lancer Factor is also evident in academics because everyone is competing to score higher than each other so they turn to cheating to gain a competitive edge. In order to keep up everyone else must cheat so they are not at a disadvantage.