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10 ways to know if you're getting an equal slice of the pie

By Marc Diener

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Whether it's a commission, a participation, a royalty orequity, when deal makers talk about taking "a piece of theaction," they usually mean some kind of percentage. It maysound simple, but in the real world, cutting someone a fair sliceis not. Here are some things to think about:

1. Is itjustified? Percentages can mean big upsides. Reserve theserewards for those who really bring value to the table-usuallythe people or companies that are key to the venture, or thosetaking an unusual amount of risk.

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