We are looking for exceptional people with whom we can be proud to be associated for a long time. Our partners tend to be the following:
Gifted communicators, skilled in writing, speaking and listening
Empathy. They are in the habit of trying to understand first, and influence or manage second.
Persuasive and skilled at building relationships
Reasoned decision-makers who seek information and opinions to inform themselves
Willing to candidly discuss mistakes, evaluate how they happened and take steps to prevent them from recurring (they've all made mistakes too... sometimes big ones)
Humble. They don't think they know everything, or that they're the smartest person in the room. They don't regard any job or person as beneath them. They're never embarrassed to ask a dumb question, and they are not shy about asking for help.
Extremely self-aware. They have a fully-formulated reason for pursuing entrepreneurship, which has been vetted by their spouse or partner, broader family, mentors and anyone else who's opinion matters to them.
Biased toward action. Yes, they’re thoughtful, but when the time comes, they move forward with a decision in the absence of perfect information or a perfect process.