What practitioners say

Bill Gates

“Steve [Ballmer] and I were driving the business and Paul [Allen] and I were driving technology. Our success has really been based on partnerships from the beginning.”

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Warren Buffett

“One plus one with Charlie [Munger] and me certainly adds up to more than two. CEOs get into trouble by surrounding themselves with sycophants. It’s beneficial to have a partner who will say, ‘You’re not thinking straight.’”

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Michael Eisner

“My partnership with Frank Wells at Disney represented the most successful 10 years of my career. Growth and profit and the company soared. We had a great time together, complementing each other’s styles and interests in a way that was, I dare say, magical.”

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