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The owner of a very successful nationwide business asked his new son-in-law to meet with him for lunch. They were enjoying a cup of coffee when the businessman said, "I just wanted to take this opportunity to welcome you into the family. I want the best for you and my daughter, and to give you the best possible financial start, I've made you an equal partner in my firm. "That's great," said the son-in-law. "So starting next week," continued the businessman, "I'd like you to take charge of factory operations." "But I hate factories," said the young man. "They're too noisy." "Okay," said the businessman. "How about management? You can take control of all our office staff." "I hate offices too," said the son-in-law. "Then I'm not quite sure what you want me to do. I've just made you half-owner of one of the biggest firms in the country. If you won't work in the factory or the office, what do you want?" "I want you to buy me out," said the young man.
Every business is built on friendship. J.C. Penney
Business conferences are a great idea because they demonstrate how many people a business can function without.