I have owned and managed several companies in my life. I ran none of them alone.
Choosing the right partner is a challenge. My intuition led me to seek people who were like-minded. Choosing someone who is also a friend kept me in my comfort zone.
It took me many years and an insight from a valuable employee to realise I was doing it wrong.
Today I know what to look for in a partner. You don’t need someone who thinks like you. You definitely don’t need a friend.
You need someone who’ll challenge your thinking. You need someone who can compensate where your skills are lacking.
Know your weeknesses. Know your strengths. Find a partner who completes you. And by your powers combined, I am Captain Pla… Sorry, got carried away there.