vacation

Family in town

Sorry, it's a quiet week here on alvinalexander.com. I have family in town this week on vacation, and they're keeping me pretty busy.

This is a page from my book, “How I Sold My Business: A Personal Diary”

Saturday, September 24, 2005

I was glad to see the people I wanted to see at the meeting this morning: All of the Class A and B partners, except for Jack.

The meeting began with the Class B partners signing the documents to reject my offer to sell. After that, what I wasn't glad to see was the the partners "offer" was totally unreasonable. Somewhere in their research they got the idea that the company was worth little more than "book value." Now I know these guys, and I know they don't know much about business finances yet, so I don't know where they got this idea, but they seemed very attached to it.

This is a page from my book, “How I Sold My Business: A Personal Diary”

Saturday, September 17, 2005

As the last few days progressed, we all realized we'd be in no shape to have a serious discussion about selling my shares to the LLC partners. Some emergency issues came up at work, and we were all tired, but David, George, and Cooper still wanted to meet for about ninety minutes.

We met at the office at 10 a.m., and I began by telling them that just a little while ago Rob looked like he might come back on the scene with a higher offer than what he came up with a long time ago, but then he took a completely different tact and agreed to a transfer out of the country.

This is a page from my book, “How I Sold My Business: A Personal Diary”

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

I gave my "decision" to sell my business, or at least my portion of the business, a week to settle down, weigh the pros and cons, and also look at the financial aspects of the decision.

Most importantly, financially, I won't be able to retire if I sell the company, even at $12,000 per share. Just buying a nice home in a nice area in my hometown will take $300K or more. So this is clearly not a "Sell and retire" move.

Nine hidden gems in Colorado alvin April 25, 2015 - 1:07pm

This website has a nice pictorial of nine scenic places to visit in Colorado that most people don’t know about. This particular photo reminds me of Alaska.