In a recent conversation with a close friend and colleague, I was struck by a simple parallel to coauthorship that offered some insight into the complexities of professional collaboration. As we chatted, my friend praised me for my work habits and productivity. I sincerely appreciated the compliment but felt that I did not genuinely deserve the approbation. While thanking her for the kind words, I light-heartedly pointed out that she had overlooked some of my well-known character flaws. “If you think I have good work habits,” I said, “then maybe you don’t really know me very well.” My friend quickly shot back, “Of course, I know you, John! We’ve traveled together!”