It never ceases to amaze me that some people think you have to be cutthroat and treat people badly to be successful financially in business. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, in my experience and observation, entrepreneurs that treat people well end up better off typically. And at the very least, they sleep well at night and don’t have to feel lousy about the way they are conducting their lives. This is not to say that you should be a pushover, but it is to say that you should treat people fairly, reward them for a job well done, and remember that “what goes around, comes around”. That being said, if someone tries to take advantage of you or does something that is totally wrong toward you, your company, or your employees, then you should not think twice about protecting your interests. Business can be tough from time to time, just don’t treat people badly for sport – it is likely to come back and bite you..