IF 182: “Succession Superheroes” w/Dave Specht



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Episode 182: “Succession Superheroes” w/Dave Specht

In this week’s episode, Tracy speaks to Dave Specht in this episode titled “Succession Superheroes.”

What do farm succession and superheroes have in common? According to this week’s guest, more than you could ever imagine.

You will not want to miss this informative and clever episode where Tracy and Dave discuss:

  • The importance of deliberate succession planning.
  • Dave shares that farm business owners are remarkable people, yet the sobering truth is that they are mortal human beings. When it comes to preparing for the inevitable—business continuity planning—there are four reasonably predictable ways that most farm business owners’ attitudes can be characterized. Their thoughts and behaviours are represented here by four superheroes: Captain Immortal, Dr. Shhhh, Oblivious Man, and Ms. Reality. You will not want to miss this.
  • Dave then shares the three Kryptonite points that cause farm succession planning to fail.
  • Last but not least, Dave shares some strong words of wisdom with the audience on the importance of planning before it’s too late.

So what do farm succession and superheroes have in common? You will have to tune into this great episode to hear the full story.



* Disclaimer - As always, this information is not intended to provide business or medical advice. To ensure that your own circumstances have been properly considered and that action is taken based on the latest information available, you should obtain professional advice from qualified business or medical professionals before acting on any of the information in this post.
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 Show Guest

Dave Specht
Director of Global Family Business Institute | The Drucker School of Management

Dave and Taneil Specht are the parents of 5 children. Dave is a strategy consultant to generational family-owned businesses throughout the United States. He was a lecturer at The University of Nebraska and is best known for his creation of the Inspired Questions- For Family Business mobile app and the GenerationalBusiness360 process. Taneil is a university-educated woman that has chosen to invest her talents in the home. When she isn’t chasing children, she is a writer, proofreader, sounding board and voice of reason in the entrepreneurial process.

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