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Douglas Merrill (CEO of Zestcash, one of our portfolio companies) has a nice post in HuffPo about how to work best with a cofounder that is well worth reading in its entirety. I paraphrase his five rules as follows:

Be different, but not too different

Share core values

Compromise on work styles

Overcommunicate to the team about your relationship, agreements and disagreements

Find a trusted tie breaker

Good trusted tie breakers are hard to find.

Coin flip is fair but also arbitrary.

WTF was that video of the guy in his tighty-whities chugging a Mexican soda?!?!? It started to get REALLY AWKWARD.

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