Entrepreneurial Economy

We have the incredible fun of meeting, listening to, and working closely with hundreds of the most successful, seasoned, Entrepreneur Owner-Managers across North America. But you know, there are just not that many really useful generalizations we can make about them, or their organizations (in the aggregate), that are precise or immediately valuable. They are …

I was strangely troubled recently to hear a bright, idealistic, youngish person whom I like a lot (Ivy undergrad, professional degree candidate) worry aloud frowning anxiously (seriously), “I am passionate about what I am researching; I just hope I will be able to get a JOB when I get done with my research.”

We all get that conflict is to the largest degree, an unavoidable part of the human condition, right? Inequality of power and wealth, fear, envy, struggle with self-regulation, sexual desire, hostility to other groups or tribes, or hostility within our own tribe. There are only a few master plots in the library of the world’s …

Almost all Entrepreneur Owner-Managers who own mature, private companies receive an unbelievable number of unsolicited letters, calls, and emails from Private Equity Groups and from business brokers who represent them (or are “fishing” for leads of companies to sell). I scratch my head, because I just cannot believe that seasoned, successful business owners have the …

Six Things
You Can Do
Right Now

  • Enterprising business owners will find a wealth of useful advice in If You Want to Earn a Capital Gain Someday: Six Things You Can Do Right Now (2015), a new book from the partners of Bigelow LLC (Pete Worrell, Dave Linton, and Rob MacLeod) that has just been published by Blue Tree.
  • This practical, hands-on book is filled with nuggets of information—and recommendations—from veterans of the private transaction market that any private business owner will be able to put to immediate use.
  • Each chapter concludes with a compilation of thoughtful, focusing questions designed to inspire interested Entrepreneur Owner-Managers (EOMs) to discover their own answers.


  • Published by McGraw-Hill in 2014, this work vividly describes lessons learned from working with the best seasoned successful Entrepreneur Owner-Managers (EOMs) creating sustaining wealth and positive legacy—at the intersection of Finance and Psychology.
  • This work is based on established foundational theory in finance, economics, and positive psychology, coupled with the authors' years of experience working exclusively with hundreds of seasoned, successful EOMs—industry disruptors and game changers.
  • You might enjoy this "video book trailer", (analogous to a movie trailer). It speaks to a number of themes and concepts discussed in the book Enterprise Value. View the trailer here.