With the wrong partner everything is more difficult than it should be. Simple issues get resolved in complicated ways. Who said what is as important as who did what. Every option is inspected for risk and downside, ways to get screwed, tricks of the trade, a thumb on the scale, nothing for nothing.
With the right partner, it’s an easy path. We’ve agreed on the goal now how do we get there? Who’s best placed for the next step? We’ll work it out. Options are inspected for progress and upside, ways to go faster, making life better, places to learn.
Wrong partners want to play the game and come out on top.
Right partners want to help each other to win.
The acid test: are they making life easier, or harder?
Skippy strategy: When you know you’re with the wrong partner, find the right one.
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