Why selling your business is good but you should be prepared for the funeral. Here is the inside scoop on all things to prepare yourself for selling or acquiring a business.

David Braun

Why selling your business is good but you should be prepared for the funeral. Here is the inside scoop on all things to prepare yourself for selling or acquiring a business.

Show Notes

While working for an investment bank, David Braun found a passion for deal-making, particularly the strategic part of it—the whys.  [05:30]

What does “battlefield promotion” mean in business?  [06:58]

Why did David establish Capstone?  [07:18]

What Capstone (“The Growth Engineers”) is all about  [08:04]

Growth vs. size  [08:57]

“How do we think about our company as it is today and how do we start thinking about our company as it could be?”  [10:38]

What goes through the minds of owners and CEOs when they sell or buy a company?  [16:45]

David tells the owner-seller to “prepare yourself to think of this like a funeral.”  [16:47]

The shift from traditional businesses to newer business models  [22:15]

On the different levels of patience between baby boomer CEOs and millennial CEOs  [26:26]

Two more differences and one similarity between baby boomers and millennials  [27:24]

On disruptive technologies and sigmoid curves [32:02]

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Quotes

Grow or die. — David Braun

Don’t confuse growth just with size. — David Braun

Change or die. — David Braun

You have to continue to position your company for the next 5 or 10 years. — David Braun

On millennials: They have a different level of creativity because they have a different level of experience. — David Braun

 

Links and Mentions

Capstone

Steve Jobs

Amazon

Uber

Airbnb

Marriott

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