実践ビジネス英語 2020/9/24 L10(5) What Are Friends For?





実践ビジネス英語 2020/9/24 L10(5) What Are Friends For? (5)友達は何のために
Alvarez says, “The trick is to understand and respect the fact that each person has their own skill set.”
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Alvarez says her friends have always been honest with each other and they put everything regarding their business deal in writing. She describes how one participant in the venture turned out to be old talk and was asked to leave.
Luckily, the matter was settled amicably and the participants are all still friends. Grace says starting a business can be rewarding but has its own challenges.
be settled amicably 円満に解決される
Q1). グレースの話では、親しい友人と共有した夢が何に変わる場合がありますか。
Grace says, “A shared dream between close friends can all too easily turn into a nightmare.” 悪夢
Q2). 友人と起業するならば、最初から何を決めるべきだと、ライオンズは言っていますか。
you should set clear goals and reporting lines from square one. Clearly define the roles each partner should assume. 明確な目標と指揮命令系統を決めるべき
take the plunge (いろいろ考えた末に)思い切ったことをする
Like, jumping off a cliff or something. This means “taking a risk” you know, “doing something risky.” For example, he decided to take the plunge and buy a house. Or, she took the plunge last year and launched her own startup.
jumping off a cliff 崖から飛び降りる
straight-up and honest with each other お互いに率直かつ正直な
Alvarez is stressing that the parties agree to be honest with each other. You know, not conceal things. You might say to someone, “Tell me straight-up. Do you have the time to work on this? Or, should I ask another staffer?” So, tell me the truth, in other words. Be straightforward and honest about it.
put everything in writing すべてを文書化する
mix business and friendship ビジネスと友情を交ぜる

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