This time, someone demands (and deserves) more than their usual share of attention. Indeed, you question the logic behind actions that seem counterproductive to your long-term goal. But maybe that`s oversimplifying an intricate strategy. What you`re really doing is cultivating alliances with those who might otherwise present difficulties later on. Those who prefer written contracts may have to settle for handshakes at this time. You`re dealing with people whose word is their bond, and putting it on paper might be seen as an insult to their good faith.