Mike Colwell of the BIZ recently wrote an excellent post on IowaBiz titled Partnerships a Guaranteed Divorce. Mike explains in his post that wise business people will always plan for the divorce. The end is inevitable, whether it's due to death, retirement, disagreement or other reasons.
Mike also linked to my recent seminar on Partnering that I delivered at the BIZ Raising Capital Seminar. It's long but provides many tips for business people interested in partnering with others. Like a good marriage, communication and planning are the key ingredients for a good partnership.
You can see many helpful business videos from the Raising Capital Seminar in the Post Event video section of the BIZ Website.