The urge to form partnerships, to link up in collaborative arrangements,
is perhaps the oldest, strongest, and most fundamental force in nature.
There are no solitary, free-living creatures: every form of life is dependent on other forms.
To be successful, you have to be able to relate to people; they have to be satisfied with your personality to be able to do business with you and to build a relationship with mutual trust.
It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless. If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime.
It is probably not love that makes the world go around, but rather those mutually supportive alliances through which partners recognize their dependence on each other for the achievement of shared and private goals.
If we are together nothing is impossible. If we are divided all will fail.
Treat your customers like lifetime partners.
Control is the wrong word. The practice is very much about sharing, and, in any creative practice, some individuals, whether partners or directors, are much closer to certain projects than I could ever be.
I really want people to know that Iíve worked hard, very hard, to get to where I am today.. this didnít just happen overnight. I started in business over 25 years ago and have found a way to build on what Iíve learned through every partnership and opportunity.
In the past a leader was a boss. Today's leaders must be partners with their people, they no longer can lead solely based on positional power.
First, make yourself a reputation for being a creative genius. Second, surround yourself with partners who are better than you are. Third, leave them to go get on with it.
Friends don't necessarily made good business or creative partners.
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Creating a close connection to those you do business with has its many risks, rewards and consequences. There are few things in business I have encountered that are more difficult than firing someone, particularly if that someone has always been, or has become a friend. On the flipside, I have been rewarded with many friends
Once we met here as adversaries, today we work as partners.
I was always an independent, even when I had partners.
When a match has equal partners then I fear not.
More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.