Having “searched” for my own business to purchase over 30 years ago and as an investor in and mentor for many searchers, I am regularly asked for my opinion and advice.  

I decided to wind down my first search, with a partner, after 6 months and launched again 4 years later, finally succeeded on my own self-funded search. at 37 and about to start a family, I got a late start.

This blog allows me to combine my thoughts into one location.  Unlike a book, it is a living document and can be updated easily to stay topical and current, which I do regularly.  More importantly, comments from readers allow others to see the commentary and learn both from my views and the views of others, a virtuous cycle.

I am indebted to the searchers I have mentored over the years who have contributed to various blog posts and especially to to Wayne Ferrari and Ben Kessler for their editing suggestions for many of these posts over the years.