When coauthoring a book works, it is a magical experience. One author goes as far as he can and ends exhausted, sending it off to the other coauthor. When the manuscript comes back to the first author, it has improved in ways that would not have been possible if each author were working alone. This has been that kind of writing experience for us both. We’ve written a book that neither of us could have done alone. We now realize we were both in search of our own reciprocity advantage. We both gave all we had to the book, but we got back so much more from each other.

Our thanks to others is deeply felt. We begin with our editor Steve Piersanti, the founder of the remarkable publisher called Berrett-Koehler. Steve is not only a great ...

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