CAN COLLABORATING RUIN A FRIENDSHIP?
They say that friends should never live together or start a business, because it’ll ruin the friendship. We’ve seen it happen. Good buddies who decide to split the rent on a nice apartment, only to find themselves at each other’s throat within a couple of months. A pair of lifelong pals who start a restaurant or an online venture and eventually wind up on opposite sides of a nasty lawsuit.
So when Brett Battles suggested that we write a book together, I found myself hesitating. Just for a moment. The idea seemed like a good one—a great one, in fact—and after that initial hesitation, I readily agreed. But a quiet, somewhat nervous voice in my head kept saying to me, “What if this doesn’t work?”