Dig deep and you will find the most compelling argument for working together: Happiness.
In business there are always unique individual achievers, but pull down the veil and you'll often find someone alongside them. Michael Eisner does just that in Working Together. Using his own collaboration with Frank Wells at Disney as a launching point for examining other famously successful partnerships, Eisner offers us an intimate and deeply personal look at some of the most rewarding business partnerships, uncovering what makes them tick and offering unconventional wisdom and unexpected insights.
In this essential book for businesspeople everywhere, Eisner shines a light on these startlingly long-lasting and enriching partnerships, weaving together 10 separate narratives - from investment gurus to entertainment impresarios, from fashion designers to big-box retailers - into a larger story about the true nature of achievement in life and in business. Ten stories, ten magical partnerships:
Collectively, the stories you’ll hear form a blueprint for building partnerships that matter, that last, and that allow each of us to do our very best work.
©2010 Michael D. Eisner (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers
Five word description would be: Partner With Someone You Trust.
The book outlined several traits that many partnerships had. What I noticed the most was that to partner with someone, you must trust them explicitly. You should expect that they would act better on your behalf than you might. If you have any hesitancies about a person, including tints of selfishness, laziness or whatever could make them less of a valuable partner you should not partner with them. A great partnership can flourish if at it's core is mutual respect and trust in each others motives.
Great listen as many examples were recounted. It holds interest well.
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