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on March 23, 2013
There's no exact value that you can put on a business. Instead of explicitly stating that, this book dances around real valuation techniques and instead suggests enlisting professional help at just about every turn.
Warren Buffet says, "Price is what you pay, value is what you get." Owners will try to overvalue their business, buyers will try to under pay for it.
The book would have been better off as a collection of valuation examples. The two examples in the book are anecdotal and lament the lack of a professional valuation expert. There's not a lot of math in the book, and the math that is in it isn't served by any hard examples.
Seriously, I learned more in five minutes on YouTube than I did reading this entire book.