Broken Handoff

Uncategorized Apr 28, 2020

Are you a serial entrepreneur? Read this book.

I met one of the authors of "Broken Handoff", Seth Gordon, earlier this summer. We were sharing experiences in corporate acquisitions, and laughing. He mentioned that he and two friends had seen so many of these transactions fail, and all for the same reasons, that they wrote a book. Because I enjoyed the conversation, I ordered the book from Amazon and let it sit on my desk. Last week Microsoft pushed a Windows update at me, so while waiting...

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Selling Averica

Uncategorized Apr 28, 2020

I sold my company, Averica Discovery, in 2016. I left two years later. The other day a colleague told me she thought I left because I didn't get along with the new owners, that I was unhappy with management's direction for the combined entity.

I didn't immediately know how to answer. I hadn't thought it through, but I knew it wasn't really about that. Sure, there were some disagreements, and I didn't get my way on some plans I felt were undervalued by the new owners, but in the end I left...
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