We love hearing those on the show, but sometimes the tougher experiences that entrepreneurs have endured are the ones that we learn from most.
Freddy Lansky is the co-founder of iChess, which sells chess videos, courses and DVDs online. Recently, Freddy decided to leave that business, choosing to dissolve an eight-year partnership with one of his closest friends.
On today’s episode, Freddy joins us to talk about the origins of iChess, how he felt trapped in a business that was no longer fulfilling to him, and how he and his partner navigated their breakup amicably.
Listen to this week’s show and learn:
- How Freddy and his partner Will founded iChess. (3:36)
- When the cracks started to show in their partnership. (10:21)
- What finally made Freddy decide that he needed to leave the business. (18:30)
- How Freddy approached Will to let him know that he wanted out. (25:17)
- How the two of them came to a mutual agreement on Freddy’s exit. (30:43)
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- Before the Exit – Our New Book
- TMBA Masterminds
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- DC BKK
- Dynamite Jobs
- Freddy Lansky
- Gary Vaynerchuk
- The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
- Chris Reynolds
- Judit Polgar
- Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
- Chris Voss
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