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The Maverick Paradox Podcast is a twice weekly show where Judith Germain demonstrates that Maverick Leadership exists everywhere, through her conversations with a diverse array of guests.

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Nov 13, 2023

In this Short Talk episode Judith Germain speaks to Jonathan Jay about his experience in buying and growing businesses over the past 25 years. They also talk about the importance of transitioning from being the doer to being the investor in order to avoid becoming a bottleneck and allow for business growth.

Jonathan bought a total of 53 businesses over the course of six years, with 5 before the pandemic and 48 during the pandemic. However, the stress and health issues caused by his obsession with work made him realise the importance of work-life balance and prioritising health and relationships.

Jonathan shares the top five mistakes entrepreneurs make when buying a business, such as letting emotions rule the decision and not doing sufficient due diligence.

In this conversation they discuss the importance of identifying game-changing acquisitions based on financial numbers, knowing when to sell a business at its peak, and the value of not being emotionally attached to a business. 

During the pandemic Jonathan Jay made 48 business acquistions to create the 4th largest group in his sector in under 3 years.

You can find out more about our guest and today's episode in this Maverick Paradox Magazine article here.


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