Happy Independence Day from all of us here at OneAccord Capital. Everybody here is spending the day with their grandkids and we hope you're enjoying a day off with people you love, too.
We're doing something a little different for this month's roundup of resources for business owners by introducing you to one podcast that reviews many books on the subject of business leadership. Each episode features a short interview with the author about their book and includes an overview, information about what inspired the book and a deep dive into what you'll find in its pages. At the end of each episode, the author recommends books that made an impact on them, so the potential for growing your reading list is multiplied in each episode.
Here are four episodes — specifically for business owners looking forward to transitioning out of their business — from The Entrepreneurs Library:
1. "Refire! Don't Retire" by Ken Blanchard and Morton Shaevitz
Many entrepreneurs struggle with life after the sale. They've been caught up in the business for so long, the joy of relaxation wears off pretty quickly. Retirement is often viewed as the end of things, but in "Refire! Don't Retire," Blanchard and Shaevitz make the case that retirement is just the beginning of what could be the best, most satisfying time of your life.
2. "Finish Big" by Bo Burlingham
Every owner eventually exits their business, but not all of them are happy with the final outcome. In "Finish Big," Burlingham recounts the stories of dozens of entrepreneurs to discover what makes for a satisfying exit. Besides laying out eight factors that determine how happy the owner is post-sale, Burlingham's also deals with the emotional challenges owners face when selling their business.
3. "Exit Strategy Handbook" by Jerry Mills
In this episode, Mills discusses his book and its message to owners that being prepared is the best way to get the most out of exiting their business. He lays out the process step by step to help owners prepare for the day they will inevitably exit, and provides extensive checklists to help owners stay on top of things.
4. Winning the Long Game by Steven Krupp and Paul J.H. Schoemaker
"Winning the Long Game" dives into the idea of strategic leadership and how to apply strategy for the big picture without losing the day-to-day focus of leadership. Krupp and Schoemaker examine this idea by profiling successful business and world leaders and applying the principles of strategic leadership to a common, real-life scenario throughout the book.
Transition with confidence.