IPOs and Marathons: How to Successfully Go the Distance
Howard Berkenblit authored the article, "IPOs and Marathons: How to Successfully Go the Distance," which was published in the Banker and Tradesman [sub. req.] on March 8, 2020.
Drawing on personal experience of training for the 2020 Boston Marathon, Howard compares the process of preparing for a major race to that of a company preparing to go public; creating a plan but maintaining flexibility, paying attention to detail, seeking out good advisers and heeding signs from external forces such as markets and business trends are key to success. Importantly, Howard recommends that companies savor the end result of crossing the finish line before getting back to work.
*Note: This article was published prior to the postponement of the 2020 Boston Marathon due to COVID-19.