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How to Size Up Your Partner

John Paul DeJoria gave a Keynote at Stanford Entreprenuership recently. He has many skills and strong instincts. Now he is a multi-billionaire, but he slept in his car the first few weeks of founding John Paul Mitchell Systems.

People Person Skills

His people-person skills are phenomenal. In the Q&A he was asked how to size up a potential partner. * Have breakfast or lunch with them * What do they bring to the team? 1+1=11 * Feel the energy and comfort level being around them * They don't criticize others * The are nice, not mean * You like each other * They are honest * They believe in a positive way of life * They want to make the world a better place * They are exciting (can be a quiet kind of excitement)

John Paul DeJoria Video