I'm so tired of clients spending so much time on marketing and PR, and then not having a nice person that answers the phone. We won't get longstanding results from marketing until clients realize the ENTIRE operation has to be in alignment with the brand. Or their customers are going to get a very different feel than what their ads say.

Of course, don't collaborate with idiots. That's a given. But the next time a colleague reaches out and wants to "brainstorm" don't try to charge her for your time. Don't try to collect commission if he gets a deal. Find the people who understand that we have to collaborate to succeed these days. The old days of competing by "what we know" are over. Don't you think?