Next Step: For two potential business partners to start a working relationship: using Option Solving?

In our last blog we reviewed the preparatory steps for two potential partners to meet and consider joining forces into a business relationship. You can find this under date 02.20.15.
The two potential partners did meet and, after some preliminary thoughts, they reviewed the option solving “pictogram” already prepared. Since the other potential partner liked the option solving idea, as it aided objectivity, he was happy to add his own option F. This turned out to be, “Both produce separate business plans and then compare notes.” With this in place, they then agreed to set the pictogram aside for a while, for their intuitions to mull it over subconsciously, while they discussed other things…a form of emotional distancing .
When they did return to their turned-over pictogram, they quickly reviewed everything once more and then made their choices. As it so happened one picked C – Start with a simple joint Success Strategy and the other chose E – Find an independent business wise-owl to help forge a partnership. Faced with two tantalizing options, they concurred to present their arguments to each other for the one they chose. Following some fairly vigorous debate, they agreed that they would put together the joint success strategy first, since this would give them the framework to share and discuss with a wise-owl. (Note: It is recommended that, with any two partners forging a business relationship, an objective and experienced wise-owl can prove highly beneficial for both parties.)
From there they set a date for formulating the simple success strategy and agreed to start looking for possible wise-owls. It all seemed like a rather amicable and informative way of starting a business off on the right foot.
If you have an example of your own, please share it with this blogger, through the COMMENTS area. Thanks Option Solving. (NOTE: Next posting in 2 weeks: “Best option for international organization to build central admin. hub?” Let’s have your COMMENTS or go to peter@ to connect with the blogger. Also consider buying the book: “Smart Decisions: Goodbye Problems, Hello Options.”)


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