The same question comes back over and over: I started a company with someone else. We split 50/50, and now I’m fed up with my co-founder not doing anything. Except he is refusing to leave and barely answers my e-mails.

Have you heard of Vesting?

Vesting is a fancy way to say that you have to earn your shares. You can trust Silicon Valley when it comes to startup deals: we have them all here, crazy successful startups, and also thousands of dead, half-dead and zombies ones too. We are used to both success and failure. So don’t reinvent the wheel unless you are those guys.