This panel was recorded at the 2018 Bigelow Forum. In this week’s episode, we have a really rich learning opportunity,…
Why would someone—anyone—first acquire a fledgling business in their 30’s, invest 20 years building it into one of the most successful firms in its industry, choose the best fit next majority investor in a successful capital gain transaction, then retire from the business and join the public sector as a civil servant…only to acquire the business back again nine years later?
In this private interview, Christopher Pierce candidly tells us his personal story of the “EOM Round Trip” he experienced with The Dingley Press, going from struggling EOM to a successful capital gain and back to EOM once again. He describes some of his motivations, challenges along the way, work-family life balance, the importance of long-term relationships, building the team, the difficulties and wisdom of working with advisors—all with the trademark Chris Pierce dry wit.
Lots of learning here.