What is the timeline you are working against?
How long do you have to accomplish the outcome you seek? What are your milestones? (Think When.)
This is how much time do you have. Time is what partners frequently underestimate. They may fail to understand the impact of decisions along their journey. For example, two years before you exit is not the time to start acquiring companies unless you have a very good strategy for doing that. You’ll typically decrease your EBITDA which lowers your value at exit. You must understand the impact of time in your decisions and processes.