Finish Big: How Great Entrepreneurs Exit Their Companies on Top.pdf
Bo Burlingham is the author of Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big, a finalist for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year in 2006. An editor at large at Inc., he has also written for Esquire, Harper’s, Mother Jones, and the Boston Globe, among other publications.
The bestselling author of Small Giants returns with an original guide to exiting your company successfully and gracefully Bo Burlingham’s book Small Giants became an instant classic for its original take on a common business problemhow to handle the pressure to grow. It used deeply researched entrepreneurship stories to provide fresh insight into what really makes a great small business. Now Burlingham returns with a look at an even more common problemhow to leave your company gracefully. He interviewed dozens of owners who have sold or bequeathed their companies and distilled nine key lessons for success. For example, Ray Pagano turned down an initial offer for his twenty-eight-year-old company that manufactured housings for security cameras in favor of making the business more efficient and profitable. The effort paid off when he sold his newly improved company at the bottom of a recession for four times the original offer. Through stories like Pagano’s, Burlingham offers an inspirational and enlightening guide through one of the most stressful processes every business owner must face.