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Business Too Casual

A spat over clothing could leave a partnership in tatters
Source: Illustration Š Daniel Hertzberg
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Q: When courting investors for our new company, my business partner insists on wearing jeans with holes to meetings. I believe her unprofessional appearance jeopardizes our credibility, image and prospects. She refuses to listen. Does her right to self-expression justify hurting the business?

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