Sometimes winning is not losing .....
Money, that is.
Just like you, I'm sure, I sometimes find myself winning more in a tourney by virtue of outlasting other players.
Sometimes they're smaller stacks, and sometimes they're much bigger.
Depending on how bad they play or unlucky they get, you can often find yourself significantly increasing your winnings, even with a modest stack, simply by not getting into risky situations at the wrong time.
We're always in it to win (the tourney itself), but if I'm honest I'll admit that the thing that is most important to me is that my BR gets bigger. That might mean, for example, that I tighten up and don't play a decent hand against a big stack when there may be one or two places I could move up by letting smaller stacks knock themselves out.
Is this thinking wrong, or is there something to consider?
Books, articles or discussions, do you have any advice as to where I can read up on strategy considerations relative to this?