Ian Whitworth, Undisruptable. Source: Penguin Random House

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‘You are a salaried prisoner’: Why Ian Whitworth rallies against private equity management

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Ian Whitworth’s Undisruptable: Timeless business truths for thriving in a world of non-stop change is funny, smart and direct in its advice.

Whitworth says he wrote the book to correct some of the biggest misconceptions he had come across in business.

When I started out in business, all the advice I got was wrong. You’ve got to get external investors! Grow your business! IPO is the ultimate goal! It turns out that all of that was wrong,” he says.

After a private equity firm took over a company he was working for, but had no ownership in, Whitworth said they destroyed it with a range of ideas that killed the company’s soul.

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