True symbiotic relationships are rare. In nature, it’s two organisms that depend on and benefit from each other. In business, it’s when things end up “Win-Win.” In personal life, it’s having a real BFF. In the 7-year process of starting, running, and selling my startup, I can count the good, symbiotic relationships on one hand. I helped people who didn’t help me. But it also went the other way sometimes. My startup relationship advice? Your gut (that feeling deep in your stomach) is always more valuable than attorneys, advisors, and contracts. And my “BFFs” from the startup? They still are.
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