Business Lessons from the Dead and Dying
For more than 25 years, Domenic Aversa has worked as a crisis manager and corporate restructuring professional. He has advised and operated small and middle-market companies in 45 different industries and worked through every possible extreme with his clients, including coup attempts in developing countries, the dot.com bust, 9/11, Ponzi schemes, corrupt bankers, and the Great Recession. In Corporate Undertaker: Business Lessons from the Dead and Dying, he shares his best advice for dealing with adversity and crisis.
There are 50 practical lessons in this book; all designed to help you take immediate action. You’ll learn how to:
- dramatically improve cash-flow through a period of crisis
- preserve the most value in your company while restructuring
- create emotional stability in and around your company
- effectively communicate with your bank and investors
- retain key employees and critical customers
- manage and restructure current debt with all creditors
- address potential and existing lawsuits
- prepare for a bankruptcy filing
- effectively manage a partial liquidation or sale of a business
- recover from a “corporate death”
If you’re looking for answers in today’s tumultuous business environment, Corporate Undertaker has them.
"An immensely readable account by a man whom companies call when all else fails." —Kirkus
"Written by an industry expert, Corporate Undertaker...is filled with drama...written with confidence and expertise." —Clarion Forward
"Aversa's writing is entertaining...readers will find a lively, rare view of the dark side of business ownership and meet a business advocate who risked his life, health and spiritual outlook to try to save the jobs of thousands of employees." —Blue Ink Reviews
"Corporate Undertaker is a business book with a difference: a glance at the dark side of the corporate world from a vastly experienced crisis consultant, penned with humor and a wealth of enthralling personal context." —Indie Reader
“Corporate Undertaker is a brilliant book that is skillfully written and should be turned into a movie. It's really that good.” —★★★★★ Reader Review
"Not since first reading Stephen Covey...have I read such a life-changing, inspiring business book....A brilliant book and one I recommend to every single business owner and entrepreneur." —★★★★★ Reader Review
“I can’t put this book down...Domenic Aversa shares his unbelievable story of his messy life of an entrepreneur and corporate crisis manager. I am not one to read any sort of business book, but from the first paragraph, as a small business owner, I was hooked. Every page my jaw drops, I’m gasping and gripping the book so tight that the cover now curls. The heart wrenching tales of dying businesses, his personal struggles with life and health paired with real applicable business and life lessons has given me a new sense of determination to be true to my mission, goals and values as an entrepreneur, no matter how tough it gets. This book is not only a thrilling read for all audiences, but will change your life in some way or another. Freaking awesome!” —★★★★★ Reader Review
“This book is a must read! The author provides direct, practicable, and compassionate advice for struggling businesses and management…This was such a good read and so illuminating…If you are looking looking for book that will give you the lifelines you need to boost your business or survive in a struggling business, this is it!” —★★★★★ Reader Review
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
As an entrepreneur and managerial consultant, Domenic Aversa is sought after by both global business leaders and government agencies. He has actively assisted companies in dramatic transition for more than 25 years. His experience with corporate restructurings ranges from crisis management to recession preparation and recovery to global market transition. In addition to helping many businesses in the United States, he has helped command-economy companies, such as those in China and Russia, transition to market-economy practices. Domenic has served as an educational speaker and managerial advisor on international business development and insolvency issues for many business and academic institutions. Audiences have included the Harvard Business School and the Sloan School of Management at MIT.