Having the partners that share your values and support your goals makes you stronger and the journey easier. Often we find individuals working together but with their own goals and agendas that are conflicting. This negatively affects the business and ultimately results in a dissolution of partnerships. This is not to say that you should agree on everything. Diversity of opinion is important and robust discussion often lead to new learnings and options. Partners could be collaborators, shareholders or even suppliers. Choose your partner wisely and manage the relationship for success.