John Dini
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On this episode of What Advisors Need to Know, John Dini shares his passion for Exit Planning, what keeps him passionate about the industry and what keeps him fresh.

John F. Dini is a consultant and coach to hundreds of business owners, CEOs and Presidents of companies with over 11,000 hours of delivering face-to-face, personal advice to entrepreneurs through The Alternative Board®.

Dini is the author of three books including Hunting in a Farmer’s World, Beating the Boomer Bust and 11 Things You Absolutely Need to Know About Selling Your Business, now in its second edition.

He is a serial entrepreneur, but prefers the term “chronically unemployable.” John holds a BS in accounting from Rutgers University, and an MBA from Pepperdine University, and has five additional certifications in exit planning, behavioral analysis, medical practice management, facilitation and coaching.

He writes numerous articles on small business topics for newspapers, magazines, and in his own blog “Awake at 2 o’clock?” at www.awakeat2oclock.com. John speaks frequently to business groups and national associations, and is an 15-year member of Jim Blasingame’s “Braintrust,” appearing regularly on “The Small Business Advocate,” a nationally syndicated radio program, as an expert in the issues of small business ownership.

His latest book, Hunting in a Farmer’s World: Celebrating the Mind of an Entrepreneur, has won recognition including Best Business Book (New York Book Festival), a National Silver Medal (Independent Publishers Association) and was named a finalist or honorable mention in ten other independently judged competitions.