John F. Dini Press/News
Business Blogs/Press/Citations

Well known in the San Antonio business community and considered an expert on business ownership, I have been featured or cited in various news articles and blogs. A few are listed below and include the Wall Street Journal, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council BizLine, San Antonio Express News, San Antonio Business Journal and a book review by Bob Morris.

I have also written numerous business articles and white papers myself, on a myriad of business topics found under the “Author” navigation above. As you know, I am passionate about business but I’m equally passionate about writing, especially when I’m writing about… business!

Business Blogs:

Harrogate Business Owner Blog
Love in a Cold Climate

October 30, 2015 – The Harvest and Hunter’s Moons rather neatly encapsulate the two main periods of human development. The modern big industrial (or post-industrial) business needs the skills of the farmer — systems, and processes, and management… but the small business needs the skills of the hunter.

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SBE Council: Bizline News Blog
Expert Picks: The Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read

January 1, 2015 – A blue-ribbon panel of business experts and seasoned entrepreneurs select their go-to books for successful entrepreneurship. Hunting in a Farmer’s World, by John F. Dini, was Jim Blasingame’s (The Small Business Advocate nationally syndicated radio talk show host) top pick!

Harrogate Business Owner Blog
Measure for Measure

November 21, 2014 – Hat Tip this week (and not for the first time) to my San Antonio TAB colleague, Mr John Dini. John publishes a business blog which is consistently informative and entertaining, and from which I shall shamelessly plunder this week’s Serious Bit (though there’ll be a little added original stuff at the end).

Blogging On Business
Blogging on Business
John F. Dini: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

November 2, 2014 – Morris: Before discussing Hunting in a Farmer’s World, a few general questions. First, who has had the greatest influence on your personal growth?   Dini: Clearly, my Dad. He was in industrial packaging sales.

Blogging On Business
Blogging on Business
John F. Dini: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

November 2, 2014 – Morris: When and why did you decide to write Hunting in a Farmer’s World?   Dini: I started out writing a book about the culture in a small company.

Pat Dolan on Irresistible Leadership
Pat Dolan on Irresistible Leadership
6 Succession Planning Tips for Baby Boomers

October 7, 2014 – Unless you’re a serial entrepreneur who started a business with the sole motive of selling it, passing the reins of your company to someone else can take an emotional toll.

CORSUM Consulting
CORSUM Consulting – Building Enterprise Value
Marty O’Neill: Book Review – “Hunting in a Farmer’s World”

July 24, 2014 – John Dini has been at this game for quite some time. His book is an insightful discussion of why business owners are so often different from the people that work for them.

Blogging On Business
Blogging on Business
Bob Morris: Hunting in a Farmer’s World: A Book Review

July 14, 2014 – How and why all “farms” (businesses) need both hunters and farmers. Entrepreneurs are driven to hunt and win. Some are born, some choose to be entrepreneurs and some stumble into it by circumstance.

Blogging On Business
CanuckSEO: Canadian SEO for Google Success!
Jim Ridnick: Are You a Farmer in a Hunter’s World?

May 20, 2014 – My own mentor from back in the 1970’s taught me to “farm always…but carry a spear” and from the success that I’ve had in closing deals, it appears that he knew his stuff. Which is what I learned. Which is why I now say the same strategic goal… that hunters win.

Steven Bankler's Blog
Steven Bankler, CPA, Ltd. Business Blog
Family SUCCESSion Planning: Four Careful Considerations

December 17, 2013 – We asked San Antonio business consultant John Dini, one of the nation’s leading experts on business ownership and exit planning, for his advice on handing down the family business. An award-winning author, Dini literally “wrote the book” on succession planning.


CEO Velocity and NW Arkansas’ Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Scott McClymonds: Be the BOSS | Making Ultimate Decisions

September 1, 2014 – I’ve been reading John Dini’s book, “Hunting in a Farmer’s World: Celebrating the Mind of an Entrepreneur”, and I’d like to highlight some key points he makes. I’ll discuss what I’ll refer to as “be the boss”.

The Huffington Post
Marty Zwilling: Real Entrepreneurs Are Hunters

May 11, 2014 – The recent book by John F. Dini ties together several threads I have often seen in my own experience of mentoring and helping aspiring entrepreneurs.

San Antonio Business Journal
Mike W. Thomas: Local Author Wins National Book Award

May 23, 2014 – John F. Dini, a San Antonio-based author, has been awarded the National Silver Medal by the 18th annual Independent Publisher Book Awards.

PRLog Press Release:
John F. Dini receives first Exit Planning certification in San Antonio

Oct 25, 2010 – The Business Enterprise Institute of Golden, Colorado (BEI) has announced the award of the first Certified Exit Planner (CExP™) designation in San Antonio to a local business consultant.

San Antonio Express News
David Hendricks: S.A. business owners find help from peers

Sept. 20, 2006 – The quality of life in any city depends most on the success of the city’s business owners. How well they do their jobs determines the tax base, jobs and incomes that set standards of living. StartUp Journal of the Wall Street Journal
Julie Bennett: Peer-Group Franchisees Assist Small Businesses

Nov. 1, 2001 – John Dini got into the peer-advisory franchise business almost by accident in 1997. “I was stuck in LaGuardia” airport, he says, “reading every word in that day’s Wall Street Journal, right down to the classifieds.”

San Antonio Business Journal
Anna Lazarus: Alternative Board can offer peer experience

Nov. 2, 2000 – John Dini never met a small business he didn’t like. Mom-and-pop stores, or small, ambitious start-ups, he appreciates their stories. Dini revels in a company’s challenges.

Citations: A few great books containing quotes from John F. Dini.

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Timeless Principles of Exceptional Businesses
by Alan E. Fishman and TAB Boards International (Back cover, pp x, 51, 115, 171)
Acknowledged as an interviewee for the subjects in the book, cited as contributing author for Principle Nine “You Don’t Need an Exit Plan.” His book, Hunting in a Farmer’s World cited by Ed Reid for Principle Eighteen “Your Business, Your Passion” and as a source for Principle 18.

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Rocket Fuel

by Gino Wickman, author of Traction: (pp 3, 7)

14 Must Reads

Top 14 Must-Reads for Entrepreneurs

by Doug “Fresh” Kisgen
(Listed 2nd, page 3)

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The Exit Strategy Handbook

by Jerry L. Mills, B2B CFO
(pp 25, 53, 76)

9 Elements of Family Business Success

9 Elements of
Family Business Success

by Allen E. Fishman
(pp 176, 180, 187)

7 Secrets of Great Entrepreneurial Masters

7 Secrets of Great   Entrepreneurial Masters

by Allen E. Fishman
(pp 17, 206)

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        own schedule, and with little to no risk after their exit.
      • Coaching for professional advisors who work with transitioning Boomer owners
      • Bulk purchases of my award-winning books for entrepreneurs

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