I could use your two cents

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Writing a book is not the hard thing.  Getting it read is the challenge.  A fellow much smarter than I once said:  “You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.” 

I wrote “EVE” (Equity Value Enhancement) because, I felt conflicted by what owners and advisors wanted and ended up doing.  I’d love your two cents on what I have coined the “T’s” vs. “P’s” issue.

The “T’s” represent thinking that is:                                                                                


- Transactional                                                                                                                       

- Technical                                                                                                                          

These are very ad hoc, reactive and often misaligned behaviors.

The “P’s” are the nexus of human and business behaviors.                                          

- Persistence                                                                                                                          

- Purpose                                                                                                                                

- Perspective                                                                                                                          

- Passion                                                                                                                                  

 - Prosperity                                                                                                                            

- Philanthropy                                                                                                                       

- Peace                                                                                                                                 

They often represent the phases of the spirit of the founder, family and firm.

I twisted the arm of the John Wiley & Sons’ editor and have approval for you to review the first few chapters of EVE at no cost so you may share what you think. If you’d like to see how the T vs. P approaches impact business “L’s” of Liquidity, Leverage, Legacy and Learning, please click here.  I guarantee you will not look at professional advisory services the same again. (Why the video?  In additional to fondness for dogs, horses and pigs, goats are cool.  The book's proceeds go to a ranch offering combat veterans therapy to overcome PTSD.)

"Over an almost 40 year career I have been an investment banker, an advisor to private equity firm management teams, a company director and an owner of a small business.  Mr. Sheeler's book expertly describes the way to optimize the effectiveness of professionals in each of these rolls (and several more!).  I wish I could have read it 40 years ago.  I could have avoided lots of on-the-job learning!"

 Kevin K. Albert, Managing Director, Pantheon Ventures, New York