Thinking About Your Exit Clearly

Thinking about your business exit clearly

Thinking About Your Exit Clearly

“Hasard Lee, international best-selling author of the book, The Art of Clear Thinking, shares the secrets of keeping a clear mind and how it will help a business owner when selling their business,” shares Sam Thompson a Minneapolis business broker and the president of M&A firm Transitions In Business. “He talks about overcoming bad decisions before they become lethal, visualizing a negotiation by “chair flying” and applying power laws to your decision making.”

Negotiating the sale of a business is intense and emotional for founders. Clear thinking is vital. In our second expert series installment, we feature Hasard Lee, a renowned clear-thinking expert.

Lee, a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, authored the international bestseller, The Art of Clear Thinking. This Wall Street Journal bestseller, #2 in U.S. business books, has been translated into multiple languages.

As a flight commander in Afghanistan, Lee led over eighty combat missions, piloting two different jets on the same day in support of ground troops. Selected to fly the F-35, a cutting-edge, costly weapons system, he later became Chief of Training Systems at the world’s largest training base, innovating pilot training technology and methods.

Lee’s book translates combat lessons into daily life. Today he provides a mental toolbox for founders, guiding clear thought amid the emotional challenges of selling a business. In this episode, you’ll discover how to:

  • Think clearly in a crisis.
  • Leverage the ACE Helix method for making better decisions.
  • Find your optimal band of performance.
  • Apply power laws to your decision making.
  • Visualize a negotiation by “chair flying.”
  • Prepare to meet with an acquirer using a military technique called “red teaming.”
  • Overcome bad decisions before they turn lethal.

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