We wrote about our process without explaining the basis on which it rests. That basis is a shared view of the world – how to treat it and how to deal with it. Morality or ethics, if you will. This is important, because when this is the case, differences of opinion are not threatening; they only concern the best way to achieve our goals.
Determining that we shared the same world view was an interesting process, for it was not explicit, and indeed can’t be, for the acid test of another is not what they say, but what they do, and that is learned through experience.