Your ‘Russian brothers’ reminds me in part of a post by Tom Barrett on innovation compression, where you need to take something away in order to add something in:
We need to avoid innovation compression by clearing the way, closing existing programmes and providing people the resources they need to make things work.
I sometimes wonder about those brothers and how much sway I have over them? As Harper Lee once wrote:
You can choose your friends but you sho’ can’t choose your family, an’ they’re still kin to you no matter whether you acknowledge ’em or not, and it makes you look right silly when you don’t.