Talent wins games but teamwork and intelligence win championship.
No man is an island of knowledge, we are inherently mutually interdependent; our weakness is the strength of other people. Most of the outstanding and remarkable inventions of the world and/or business empires were the results of the collaborative effort of some experts and professionals who forgot their individual differences, laid aside their sentiments and did not allow their ego to obscure their sense of vision.
One of such is the case of William Procter and James Gamble, founders of Procter and Gamble multinational company. Their marriage to the Norris sisters led to one heck of a business partnership. Both were entrepreneurs – a candle and soap maker respectively – who had never met. Once they became related (by marriage), their father-in-law coaxed them into creating a company and this company has gone on to become a prominent household name many years after the demise of the founders.
Another notable example is Bill Gate and Allen Paul, founders of Microsoft. They were childhood friends who shared a love for computers and were hacker partners-in-crime during highschool. Their billion dollar company spun out of a nerdy passion and life-long friendship.
These two handpicked stories of partnership are just few of the many cases of businesses borne out of collaborative effort.
There is no such thing as a self-made person, you will only reach your goals with the help of others. Isaac Newtown said, “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”
Right relationships are reliable vehicles that can get us to where we are going. We climb on other people’s shoulders to accelerate our rise to the top and others can climb on ours as well. Every person who aspires to leave his footprints in the sand of time would leverage on this veritable tool.
No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.