By Lance McCarthy
Trust no one
It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there. But who decided dogs were good role models? They roll on snakes and lick themselves. We have become accustomed to the idea that sharing and cooperation are sure paths to loserdom, and that the best way to get what you want is to grab it from the other kid. That’s how you win on Survivor. That’s how you play Monopoly. That’s how you make Ukraine part of your country (Putin, if you are reading this, please put Crimea back where you found it). Take no prisoners. Trust no one. Shoot first. That’s how you win.
But what if sharing and cooperation really are the best way to get what you want? I have come to believe that if combat ever worked, that time is long gone, especially when it comes to the client v. contractor relationship. Now let me explain what I mean. ons that I don’t hear from visitors in tours very often, but that will help you get to know a contractor quickly.