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