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ESOP Summer School 29: Dave Fitz-Gerald's ESOP Themed Novel is Out Now

To celebrate this week's release of David Fitz-Gerald's new ESOP-themed book, we're featuring it as part of our annual EO/ESOP Podcast Summer School series. We selected some of our favorite episodes over the past year for your enjoyment while we spend the rest of our summer catching our breath and working on launching our exciting Season 7, beginning in September 2023.

In this episode, Bret Keisling was joined by author Dave Fitz-Gerald to discuss his Kickstarter campaign for If It's the Last Thing I Do, which is the very first fiction novel to feature an ESOP. We encourage everyone to check out this book to help bring ESOPs into popular culture.

If It's the Last Thing I Do tells the story of a retired receptionist who unexpectedly inherits her father's business and converts it into an ESOP in the late 1970s. The story includes many twists and turns that will be familiar to anyone involved in ESOP transitions and business succession.

...or watch the video below.

The body of this episode originally aired on May 9, 2023, as Episode 244: ESOP Novel Kickstarter CALL TO ACTION.


ESOP Summer School 29 Show Notes

About David Fitz-Gerald

Dave is a past board chairman of The ESOP Association, incoming chairman of The Employee Ownership Foundation, and long-time CFO of Carris Reels, a legendary ESOP based in Vermont.

If you're looking for a book, we prefer and recommend the employee-owned Raven Book Store located in Lawrence, Kansas. They ship anywhere!

Bret Keisling, Passionate Advocat for Employee Ownership

We'd love to hear from you! To contact us, find us on Facebook at EO Podcast Network and on Twitter @ESOPPodcast. To reach Bret, email or find him on LinkedIn at Bret Keisling; he is active on Twitter @EO_Bret. This podcast has been produced by Bret Keisling for the EO Podcast Network, original music composed by Max Keisling, branding and marketing by BitsyPlus Design.

Standard Disclaimer: The views expressed herein are my own and don't represent those of my own firms or the organizations to which I belong. Nothing in the podcast should be construed as guidance or advice of any kind in any field and the fact that I mentioned an organizational website or an advocate or a company on a podcast does not reflect an endorsement, but if you've heard your name or your group's name mentioned on this podcast, I'd love to have you come on and talk about it yourself.


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