Wednesday, May 16, 2007

I sure wish I had learned this about 5 years ago

... when I let an unscrupulous louse of a man destroy something I had worked my whole life to achieve. But - that is as they say, another story. This one concerns JPG Magazine, something I have really enjoyed over the past few years. What a shame... but partners are a bitch, man. I have a ton to add to this as well... maybe someday I will.
Derek Powazek – The Real Story of JPG Magazine: "What I Learned

If it’s any help to other entrepreneurs, here’s what I’ve learned.

1. Make no assumptions when it comes to roles and responsibilities. Like my dad says: “Someone’s gotta call quittin’ time.”
2. Communication between partners is mandatory. And you cannot communicate with someone who is not communicating with you.
3. Decisions aren’t decisions if you have to keep making them. Set on the course and stick to it. If you keep talking about things that have already been decided, nothing will ever get done.
4. When someone says one thing, but acts in a contradictory way, you have a choice between believing their words or believing their deeds. Believe their deeds.
5. Never let anyone tell you what you want. When someone says, “You don’t want that,” what they really mean is, “I don’t want you to have that.”
6. Don’t stay where you’re not wanted, respected, or happy. Even if it’s your company."

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