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Partnerships are a Good Thing Except When They're Not

Sometimes, they can be made for the wrong reasons

We like to think that people just decide to be partners, because the sun is shining, and they feel at ease with the world. When it's like that, what is better than doing something by yourself? And why doing it with others! Hmmm…

Perhaps, we should look a little more closely at the real differences in partnerships, say, coalitions. Because people form partnerships for many reasons; only some are good reasons.

Let me tell you a little historical tale. Like so many others, it comes from the ancient Greeks.

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