Lauren and I collaborate on writing projects. We share ideas at various stages of refinement. We respect each other's thinking enough that we're not embarrassed to share raw ideas. Our bad ideas form a foundation for some really good ones.
In personal relationships, people talk about having good chemistry. In business relationships, I will sometimes say,
- We have good alchemy.
Our collaborations don't involve compromise. They create something new that neither one of us could have created on our own. That's alchemy, synergy, and collaboration at its best.