When Pat Flynn disagreed with people, he knew what to do: Agree to disagree, and move on. Isn’t that how civilized people act? he thought. Value productivity over endless fighting?
But back then, Flynn was a solopreneur running his company Smart Passive Income. Eventually it grew beyond his abilities, so he talked with frequent collaborator Matt Gartland about forming a new company. Gartland came with a lot more partnership experience — he’d been a founder six other times, so he had seen what worked and what didn’t.