David Gage is the author of The Partnership Charter: How to Start Out Right with Your New Business Partnership (or Fix the One You're In). He and Donna Gage run BMC Associates, a mediation firm that has helped business owners create and nurture healthy business partnerships for more than 30 years.

Top Takeaways from this interview:

  1. Business partnerships are just like rocket fuel: primed to help you blast off OR explode
  2. Some of the most successful business in history were built by partnerships (Apple, Microsoft, Disney, HP, Ben & Jerry's, and countless more)
  3. Creating a “Partnership Charter” is the best way to create a shared vision for business with co-founders and prevent (or minimize) future conflict


John Meese is the author of the #1 bestseller Survive and Thrive: How to Build a Profitable Business in Any Economy (Including This One). An entrepreneur himself, John is on a mission to eradicate generational poverty by equipping entrepreneurs with the tools and training they need to build thriving businesses from scratch. He is the CEO of Cowork.Inc, co-founder of Notable, and host of the Thrive School podcast.

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