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Premal Shah, Kiva President
Premal Shah, Kiva President
40 under 40 rank: 31

I got some great advice once: "The relationship trumps the issue." Like a lot of entrepreneurs, and especially social entrepreneurs, I get pretty fired up and attached to my own viewpoints. At times when I have disagreed with someone, when the stakes are high, I can take it personally and it's added distance between me and the person. Remembering that the relationship trumps the issue is key. --Jessica Shambora

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Last updated October 28 2009: 10:08 PM ET
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