Matt Naimoli: The Three Things Every Partnership Needs

by | June 12, 2020

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In today’s episode of Agency Intelligence podcast, host Jason Cass interviews Matt Naimoli, the co-founder of G&N Insurance and BobbleOn. Matt talks about the aspects of a good partnership and the challenges he faced in building the company together with his business partner, Zack Gould. Matt also highlights the importance of core values and how those impacted their insurance company.

Episode Highlights:

  • Jason Cass introduces guest Matt Naimoli. (1:05)
  • Matt shares that he enjoys working with his business partner. (4:25)
  • Matt talks about his dynamic partnership with Zack Gould. (4:54)
  • Jason says that meeting Matt is one of the biggest days of his insurance career. (6:03)
  • What would be the hardest part of having a partner? (10:26)
  • Jason says that entrepreneurial minds are tough to compromise. (12:11)
  • Who is the person between Matt and Zack? (12:58)
  • Matt says that naming the company is the hardest decision. (13:31)
  • Jason asks Matt, “Why can’t we have partnerships in business, but we can have partnerships in life?” (16:00)
  • Matt mentions the three essential aspects of the partnership. (19:16)
  • Matt shares the importance of core values. (19:27)
  • Is Matt an Android or an Apple user? (36:17)
  • Does Matt love to win or hate to lose? (36:33)
  • What is Matt reading right now? (41:15)
  • What is Matt listening to right now? (41:22)
  • Matt recommends reading the book entitled A Gentleman In Moscow. (43:53)
  • Matt mentions his BobbleOn podcast. (44:50)

Key Quotes:

  • “Partnerships are not for everybody. I think you need to be self-aware first.” – Matt Naimoli
  • “If you have a tremendous work ethic, you will give yourself the best chance of succeeding, opening, and starting a new business.” – Matt Naimoli
  • “I think we create our luck by putting out a lot of effort and trying a lot of new things.” – Matt Naimoli

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