Nothing - and we mean nothing - says Thanksgiving holiday like hiding out in your room with a plate full of turkey and cranberry sauce and an industry-specific book. And we we have the book for you!
In this very special episode, Roger and Ben review Philip Palaveev's G2: Building the Next Generation. Roger spouts page numbers, Ben recites chapters, we have a spirited debate over the appropriateness of always sending in firm principals to close sales...it's just just like Thanksgiving dinner, but with your favorite ZebraSmash co-hosts.
We both liked this book a lot, particularly because it spoke both to G2 professionals and to firm founders, which seems like a first to us. We highly recommend it to both groups.
- Defining and recruiting G2
- Transitioning lead advisors in client relationships - getting G2 from "second chair" to the lead role
- G2's role in Business Development
- Management of teams, managing "up" to founders, and management of self (e.g,, the elusive work-life balance question)
- Buying shares (G2)/Selling Shares (Founders/existing shareholders)
- Firm governance, which we admittedly didn't spend a lot of time covering. We'll blame the fact that Roger's jury duty ended a day to early.
Links to Things We Talk About
- Buy the G2 book at Amazon
- Philip Palaveev's The Ensemble Practice
- Difficult Conversations and Thanks for the Feedback, by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen
- Andy Grove's High Output Management, which may get its own ZebraSmash book review podcast one day.