Symbiosis ranges from parasitism to commensalism. Certain death to no impact at all. Yet we tend to think about the relationships we have in business as symbiotic. In nature, it’s a much tougher definition and one in which we could learn a lot. Using this Business Biomimetics approach it’s possible to see that what started out as symbiosis, quickly becomes commensal and finishes with parasitism. Ofen to the point where both partners fail. Thinking about this in a different way will see you focus on the changing nature of the relationship so you can ask if what you have fits with what you intended.