Do you know what you want most?
September 4, 2017

A million billion years ago (or so!) I was negotiating with a soon-to-be ex partner. He wanted to know what I wanted for my share of an asset. “Four thousand dollars,” I told him. “How about thirty-five hundred?” he said, before telling me all the reasons he thought that was fair.

“If we’re talking about a difference of five hundred dollars,” I told him, “it doesn’t matter what I think. I’ll take the thirty-five.”

Sometimes it’s better to have a clean break than the last penny.