Identifying Ownership - It's Trickier Than You Think

Many times, when two parties approach a deal they tend to think of their contribution and ownership of the overall project like this:
The problem is that most of the time there is going to be a significant amount of overlap. In those three circles. Your deals need to be able to not only identify the areas of collaborative ownership that exist within a given deal, but it should also accurately reflect the parties' understanding with respect to these overlaps.

Here's a tool to help you think through the ownership issues that you might be facing in your next deal: