Chapter 1Who Are These Unlikely Duos?

One going up, one coming down

But we seem to land on common ground

When things go wrong we make corrections

To keep things moving in the right direction

Try to fight it but I’m telling you, Jack,

It’s useless, opposites attract.

—Oliver Leiber, Songwriter for Paula Abdul1

What Are Genius Opposites?

Genius opposites are partnerships made up of introverts and extroverts in all types of combinations. These include executives and admins, creatives and their collaborators, sales people and office support personnel, project managers and their sponsors, and more.

These powerful teams have a unique chemistry and achieve outcomes they never could achieve alone. But they take work to succeed, and the magic rises from ...

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