Sometime around 400 BC, Chinese general Sun-tzu gave a piece of advice that people still repeat today.
He said “Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer.”
Well, what do you expect from a military strategist - a group hug?
Time and time again, people trot out the same old epithet, assuming that it’s good advice.
As the saying goes, a billion Chinese people can’t be wrong.
But I think it’s a load of old dim sum.
The modern version?
Keep your friends close, and your good friends even closer.
OK, so it’s a little touchy-feely.
But in our hyper-connected world, we thrive on relationships and connections.
And we need to cherish them.
The closer the better.
Oh, and if you worry about what to do with your enemies, don’t.
If you have any enemies at all, you’re already doing something wrong.