In this week's Five Good Questions, we're interviewing Brent Beshore about his new book, The Messy Marketplace.
Brent is the founder and CEO of adventur.es, a family of companies that acquires family-owned companies. He recently published “The Messy Marketplace: Selling Your Business in a World of Imperfect Buyers” and lives in Columbia, MO with his wife and three daughters.
Five Good Questions:
1. There’s a tremendous amount of information that needs to be sorted through before a buyer can get comfortable purchasing an entire business. What percentage of information do you shoot for before making that final decision?
2. Like any investment, you often have to pay up for quality. What’s your thought process as you balance the quality of the business versus your purchase price?
3. How do you assess capital allocation skills in a small business?
4. What’s the most preventable deal breaker you see sellers making on a regular basis? What about buyers?
5. After analyzing more than 10,000 deals, what’s been the craziest clause you’ve ever seen in a contract?
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In this week's Five Good Questions, we're interviewing James Clear about his book Atomic Habits.
James is an author, entrepreneur, and photographer. He writes about habits and human potential on his website JamesClear.com. His focus is self-improvement that is supported by scientific research. James’s work ends up being one-part storytelling, one-part academic research, one-part personal experimentation.
Five Good Questions:
1. What makes being thoughtful about our habits so important?
2. What are a few best practices for good habit hygiene?
3. What habit would you guess is a commonality among great investors? Or maybe, we should invert and ask what are the bad habits of investing? I’m imagining checking stock prices too often has to be up there?
4. Is there a dark side to habits? Is it possible that too much structure can sap away spontaneity, joie de vivre, and being present?
5. What’s the one bad habit that’s been hardest for you to personally break?