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The Elephant in the Room: How Relationships Make or Break the Success of Leaders and Organizations by Diana McLain Smith

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The Life and Death of a Relationship

I now had what the self-help books called baggage, which I would carry around for the rest of my life. The trick was to meet someone with similar baggage, and form a matching set, but how would one go about finding such a person?

—DAVID SEDARIS1

More than twenty-five years have passed since Steve Jobs and John Sculley's much-publicized breakup at Apple. Yet it still serves as a cautionary tale. In two short years, their celebrated camaraderie turned into an antagonism so great it escalated hostilities between divisions, put Apple at risk of a takeover, sent Steve Jobs into a twelve-year exile, and destroyed ...

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