No matter what industry you’re in, build relationships. I’m referring to real, honest, longstanding relationships built on a foundation of trust. Surround yourself with the very best in your industry.
No one can be the “best” at everything. No one can know everything. But with these relationships, you can pool your resources and keep yourselves informed in your own circle of power. Everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses, but someone else is there with their strengths to offset your weaknesses.
But be sure to build these relationships honestly and make absolutely sure that they’re real. Otherwise, there will be no foundation at all if they aren’t.