When Partners Depart

partners depart
Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker and Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg in “The Social Network”.

Partners of different levels were illustrated in the movie blockbuster The Social Network. Founding partners, mentor partners, investor partners… it runs the gammit for a movie about a modern startup. The movie was thoroughly entertaining from start to finish. Regardless of the accuracy of the portrayal of Facebook’s origins, there were lessons learned for any entrepreneur looking to make money with others – friend, foe or in-between.

Fact is: Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin were business partners that severed their relationship and it wasn’t amicable. Ultimately, lawyers had to get involved and Mark Zuckerberg settled. This is the most expensive route to resolve a business dispute yet is a route taken repeatedly. Continue reading “When Partners Depart”