Book Review: BUILD TO SELL by John Warrillow – Create a business that can thrive without you

Build an Inspiring Book List with Harvee Pene (Partner & Business Advisor at Inspire CA) as he undertakes his 2016 Challenge:  Read (implement & review) a Book a Week.


1st day back in 2016 and it was highly appropriate to ‘just’ finish this awesome book on the boat ride into the office this morning.

This was the first book in my ‘a book a week in 2016 challenge’ (which you’ll receive weekly reviews of here).

Built to Sell caught my attention as I’m 6 months into my ownership of Inspire and so far so great.

But to be honest I have been torn with what to do in the future…

Build and sell? Or build and hold (aka sit on a cash cow)?

Chances are you too aren’t sure about what to do with your business either?

Regardless of build and sell or build and hold, this is a brilliant read about how to make your business more saleable for the future and in so doing, way more profitable (and enjoyable) for the present!

I’ll take that.

Chances are you (like me) went into business for greater freedom.

But along the way we get caught up (or you could even say lost) in the many hats we have to wear. Sales, Marketing, HR, Cleaner, Bookkeeper etc not including our actual profession!

I’ll personally be implementing this book to help keep me on track with the end goal…

… A business that has massive impact on the world but isn’t solely dependant on me.

Which is a great prospect seeing as I’ve just come down off of a month holiday in NZ!

To me, extended holiday with friends and family is high on my priority list.

Built to sell – A brilliant and easy read (told as a very relatable story instead of the typical business ‘textbook’ style).

Highly recommended.

Ps I’m curious, is your plan to Build and Sell or something else?

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