Finish Big: How Great Entrepreneurs Exit Their Companies on Top

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Bo Burlingham's book Small Giants became an instant classic for its original take on a common business problem - how 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 problem - how to leave your company gracefully. He interviewed dozens of owner 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 time 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.

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"I love Burlingham's quest to understand why some entrepreneurs create a meaningful life after exiting their businesses while others suffer and wander without purpose. Practical and profound, fast-moving and thought-provoking, masterful in its clear prose and compelling stories--Bo Burlingham has once again done a tremendous service in deploying his craft."
--Jim Collins, author of "Good to Great" and coauthor of" Built to Last" and "Great by Choice"
""Finish Big" is for all those founder/leaders who want to do more than take. . . . It is for the ones who want to leave something behind."
--Simon Sinek, optimist and author of "Start with Why" and "Leaders Eat Last"
"Bo Burlingham is a liar. He advertises this as a book about entrepreneurs exiting their companies. Instead it is a book about doing business well and living a life of value. Remarkable research, remarkable prose, remarkable book. Bravo!"
--Tom Peters, coauthor of In "Search of Excellence"
"This book is a gift, a must read for anyone who has even an inkling that it might be helpful. It will reward you with both peace of mind and a significant ROI."
--Seth Godin, entrepreneur and author

I love Burlingham s quest to understand why some entrepreneurs create a meaningful life after exiting their businesses while others suffer and wander without purpose. Practical and profound, fast-moving and thought-provoking, masterful in its clear prose and compelling stories Bo Burlingham has once again done a tremendous service in deploying his craft.
Jim Collins, author of Good to Great and coauthor of Built to Last and Great by Choice
Finish Big is for all those founder/leaders who want to do more than take. . . . It is for the ones who want to leave something behind.
Simon Sinek, optimist and author of Start with Why and Leaders Eat Last
Bo Burlingham is a liar. He advertises this as a book about entrepreneurs exiting their companies. Instead it is a book about doing business well and living a life of value. Remarkable research, remarkable prose, remarkable book. Bravo!
Tom Peters, coauthor of In Search of Excellence
This book is a gift, a must read for anyone who has even an inkling that it might be helpful. It will reward you with both peace of mind and a significant ROI.
Seth Godin, entrepreneur and author"

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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.

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