In this episode, Erik individually thanks current and former business partners. He owes them a lot because he acquired knowledge by making mistakes, lessons he learned at their expense.
His first business partner was his wife, Lia, with whom he ran a bakery.
The second was Clinton Stevens, his business partner when he was doing DoD work. Erik learned so much about how to deal with people and the government and about the risks of not diversifying your client portfolio which ended up dooming the company.
And lastly is Kevin who benefited from all the lessons Erik learned along the way.