SMF - Just Installed!
Started by propertyfag, December 13, 2007, 12:49:28 AM
QuoteTeaming up with friends to run a development was the theme of our fifth show of the series, and to me this is all about odds and evens. By that I mean you should look closely at whether it's better to team up and develop with an odd number of people rather than an even number. For me it's a no-brainer. I've been developing for years in a trio consisting of me, my husband, and my brother. You could be forgiven for thinking that forming a partnership with people so close to you is kind of dangerous. What happens if you all fall out? How would that affect your personal life etc etc? Well, the reality is having an odd number of people in our partnership outweighs any other disadvantages.The reason why is that it's crucial someone has a deciding vote. In any given situation having an odd number of voters means a decision will always be met, a conclusion always be drawn and a way forward clearly marked out. On the other hand, if like Sean and Danny in Mansfield, there are only two of you things can get very messy indeed. Take for example the dispute about tiling the bathroom. Sean wanted to bring in a professional to do the job, Danny wanted to do it himself. What on earth do you do to resolve a situation like that? Invariably one person ends up taking action without the other's consent and the damage is done. In this case it was considerable damage to the bathroom, but at least the boys remained mates. Less strong partnerships could easily have fallen apart completely.
Quote from: propertyfag on December 13, 2007, 01:38:20 PMYeah, if only I lived close to you...