This is a great 5 minutes for any entrepreneur, founder, or business owner to listen to.
The “compromise” to bring a partner into a business is a critical one. I think that people are designed to be in community and partnership to achieve our full potential and success. In business, as in a marriage, it’s a relationship that can be messy at times, but that’s probably the secret to strengthening and sharping the outcomes.
But, partnerships can add an immense amount of value or be incredibly destructive.
I have done it wrong once, sort of okay a second time, and missed a great opportunity to do it better a third time.
Listen. Jason Fried is always full of wisdom.