I'm new on this site, and I wrote this for my profile, and I thought it would be fun to find out how many people could quickly identify all four of the partners. John Lennon should be the easiest. I'll buy you a virtual cup of coffee if you get it right.
It's hard to know whether these discussion questions are ever noticed, so I'll give the second answer. John Lennon goes with Paul McCartney, and Andrew Carnegie goes with Henry Clay Fricke. Carnegie built a vast empire and did a lot of charitable work, but without a right hand person we never would have heard of him. I just thought of another couple, George W. Bush and Karl Rove.
Your question isn't the kind that usually gets attention. Understand the audience on CFL Discuss isn't social. They are mostly people who come to the forums to post a single question they have, hoping someone will contribute an answer. Often the questions are too specific to get good answers, or they're just looking for a recommendation.
There are a few of us who hang out here, but it's not a significant portion of the people who visit the forums. Those who get their questions answered often never come back to return the favor.
It has been my experience over the last four years that to find your Joy Gresham (Davidson), you have to do the looking and asking. They're not going to find you. The majority of folks are trying to support their own endeavors, not looking for endeavors they can support. I like to believe there are some "happy accidents" occurring here. It's hard to see them I think because once found, many depart to begin the work.
I've already had a great lesson on CoFoundersLab, thanks in part to Josh Wenner's excellent Masterclass. I've decided I'm NOT looking for a cofounder. Been there, done that. It's time for me to stand on my own two feet and be the Founder. I'm already Daniel Kahneman and CS Lewis. It's time for me to go start the Plastic Ono Band.
My first thought was anyone can just google. My second thought was no one will waste their time. My third thought was this guy needs to ask a viable business related question rather than write some off the wall question. BUT my fourth thought was...the social aspect you mention is something that is, as Paul suggests, missing from CFL. HOWEVER, the good thing about CFL is that it is one of the only social interaction sites where most people stick to business. Once people start diverging from that, you likely get into the "The beatles were over rated" or "Carnegie did this or that" "Hey anyone want to play pokemon?" and it becomes nothing more than a cluster of useless jabber people utilize to pass the time in their otherwise boring and unproductive lives. Facebook slowly turned into that and now Linked in has been infected by that. And despite the lack of widespread interaction, I hope CFL does not go that route. I do think CFL could create some form of business interaction element that somehow motivates progression and reciprocation of that progression within the CFL community. I don't think that occurs with banter like, "I want to be Harry Potter. Who wants to be my Ron Weasely." At the end of the day though, you have to realize what CoFounders Lab is. It is a subscription based business model. It is not a success driven business model that depends on the success of entrepreneurs and their businesses. And there is nothing wrong with that. It provides a connecting point, as often unproductive as that may be. And that is not necessarily CFL's fault but the fault of would be entrepreneurs who are either selfish as Paul alludes to, lazy and don't actually follow through, or just the reality that entrepreneurship is not an easy road and most don't have the stomach for it...nothing wrong with that either.
Google, The bettles, CARNEGIE sTEEL (I was about to say HP), CS LEWIS WIFE