Saturday, January 17, 2009

By John Leonetti

Are you one of the "Baby Boomer" business owners thinking about retirement but you just can't quite bring yourself to leave your business? This is the book for you.

Exiting your business is quite likely one of the most important financial events in the life of any business owner. What do you do? Do you just sell it? That may not be as easy as it sounds and it may not be the right solution for you. This book provides an insightful look at a simple process to plan your exit. You will find information about creating an advisory team to advise you, set your exit goals, determine legal and tax issues, and much more.

I had no idea there were so many options for exiting a business. This book opened my eyes and gave me a different perspective on the whole idea. It's well-written and a must-read for the individual contemplating retirement. What do you think?

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THE INTEGRITY DIVIDEND:Leading By The Power Of Your Word
By Tony Simons

Trust in government and corporate leadership at an all time low.  Most of us don't believe what politicians say, we don't believe what the CEO of the company we work for says and we don't believe what our bosses say.  If credibility is considered the foundation of effective leadership, it seems to be in short supply.

You may look at the title of this book and think "Oh!  Another ethics book."  However, that's not the case.  The author actually has research data that puts a bottom-line dollar value on business leaders who live by their word and actually do what they say.  The book shows how the personal integrity of it's leaders drives the profitability and overall success of organizations.

Why doesn't everyone just "do the right thing?"  Simons points out that although that idea sounds simple enough, it's just not as easy as it sounds.

Fascination and thought provoking, this is a must-read business book.  The reader will come away with new insights and a greater understanding of just how important it is to do what you said you would do.  What do you think?

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