One is that transacting business mirrors dating. With every encounter, the relationship blooms or begins to wither. When not enough attention is invested in dating, the other party simply shifts the focus elsewhere. Now that our new economy is primarily a project one, after that project is completed, what's now standard is to move on to scramble for other projects, other resources, and other people on our networks.
The rub comes when the end of the project comes and those at the top don't want to let go of prime partners. How do they keep us in their loop without becoming a pest? Economic reality is that when Project A is over we free agents have to invest our all in getting and keeping Project B. We don't have the time or incentive to look back to the players in Project A, unless there is something in it for us.
Project directors, ranging from editors to clients needing ghostwriting services, have to figure out what to offer us free agents to remain on their wavelengths. Unless they can provide us with just the right incentives they will be, at best, ignored, and, at worst, be vilified as pests. In a project economy, everything is now and everyone is aboard that now.
We all recall dating situations which managed to flourish despite the physical absence of one partner, no resources to wine and dine the one pursued, and even emotional traumas. The delightful irony is that those situations could even reinforce the strength of the union.