How does anyone know if their choice of a partner is correct? Several founders have asked me variations on this question recently. In each case, the initial founder has recognized that they need more capabilities and insights than they have within themselves. The conclusion is to find and sign another as a co-founder. It may sound easy, but to anyone who has been through the process, it is anything but easy.
My response is often shaped but the individual, what I know of them and the situation at hand. Having said that, I always start with the same theme. “I have no secret sauce or magical formula.” What I can offer is the lessons Life has taught me, the good and the bad, the easy and the something so difficult you are not sure you will ever get through it.