“Your superiors, customers, VC’s and whatnot usually don’t have much time. Further, they’ve had all the niceties thrown at them. Just say what you want. There is always a fear of being too direct and potentially screwing something up. Trust me…you will never get in trouble asking for what you want. If the other party is offended that you didn’t include enough niceties then you may need to rethink the relationship.”
–Paul Jozefak, Co-Founder & Managing Dir. @ Liquid Labs
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