Philosophical Point and/or Business Policy

6/19/12: Today I had a business encounter that brought to my mind a principle I have used for a long time when there is a negotiation and/or potential of a collaboration.   My policy is articulated as “I will do for you what I would do for myself, but I will not do for you what I would not do for myself”.   This makes it clear that my principles will prevail in any collaboration and neither party will be compromised.