For whatever reason, I do tend to enjoy business books that are structured as novels, and Built To Sell is no exception. Having started and sold four businesses, John Warrillow shares his thoughts on how to build a business that can be sold when the entrepreneur is ready to move on.
The book's structure is very much like that of one of my favourite books of all time, The Goal: The protagonist finds himself in all sorts of trouble, but his thinking processes and business practices improve throughout the book as he is given advice by an experienced businessman.
I think the book is useful not just for people looking to sell businesses, but also for owners/managers looking to free up their time to devote to other endevours, whether for pleasure or for other businesses. If you run a small business or a unit of a larger business, I think Built To Sell can give you some great ideas for how to get the most out of your resources.