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If you want to make friends, go to summer camp.

Pay your lawyers capped fees or offer them bonus on success. They will think more of you, instead of less. Only the rich dare to negotiate their bills.

Set revenue goals from day one.

The difference between Mint and Wesabe: Mint spent its money on advertising, Wesabe on payroll. Guess who is still around.

Be generous with equity, but vest – often partners are no longer on speaking terms in the second year of a venture.

Go to the party with somebody uglier than you are but who can get you in the club.