Mistake Bank Podcast #4 – Donald McFadden on Due Diligence in a Real-Estate Transaction

Continuing our look at successful entrepreneurs and the mistakes that shaped their careers. This video was part of the Mistake Bank Ning site, and I was reminded of it as we toured the city of Wilkes-Barre, PA, last weekend. My wife was driving, and from time to time she’d point to a building and say, “My dad owned that one.”

This story was from the beginning of my father-in-law’s real-estate investment career, and to me says a lot about due diligence. I’ve heard many entrepreneur mistake stories where inadequate due-diligence was at the heart of the issue. On the other hand, diving into a deal without having everything figured out, and then making it work, eventually brought these business owners to another level of success.

So: mistake or bold move? Discuss.

Don McFadden on Due Diligence in a Real Estate Transaction – a Mistake Bank story from John Caddell on Vimeo.

Prior Mistake Bank podcasts:
Tim Berry of Palo Alto Software
Charlie Crystle of Chilisoft
John Bliss of BlissPR

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