Under the Tamarisk Tree: Did you miss last week’s webinar?


On behalf of the entire Tamarisk team, we hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.

If you missed Phil’s “Are You Ready to Exit Your Business?” webinar last week, hosted by Team Engine, a recording is available here.

As we approach the end of 2023, I would like you to consider how we may assist you with your strategic or succession planning in the upcoming year. Contact us to start the conversation or visit our website to learn more about us.

THREE WITH ME by Phil Harwood

Each week, I set aside three 20-minute appointments without knowing who I’m meeting with. The first three people who come forward get the appointments. This is not complicated. All you need to do is reply to this email before three other people beat you to it. We’ll find a mutually-convenient time and decide on the format (Zoom or phone). Unfortunately, I can’t offer “THREE WITH ME” every week so be on the lookout for it.

What’s the purpose of the meeting? You tell me. After all, you called the meeting. I’ll give you my thoughts and answer questions to the best of my ability.


Each week, we (figuratively) come together under the canopy of a Tamarisk tree – a spreading desert tree. To read about the significance of the Tamarisk tree, please click here.


Check out this week’s podcast from our friends at Built to Sell Radio.

Chip Conley built the world’s second-largest boutique hotel chain to 3,500 employees, but after a near-death experience, Chip realized he wanted out. Chip went on to become Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy, where he mentored co-founder Brian Chesky. Conley went on to create MEA— the Modern Elder Academy—the world’s first “midlife wisdom school.” In this episode, you’ll discover how to:

  • Avoid a midlife crisis.
  • Ensure you’re happy after you sell.
  • Hire a “modern elder” to mentor you.
  • Manage someone older than you.
  • Become a great mentor.
  • Figure out what to do after you sell.
  • Distinguish between having a purpose and being purposeful.
  • Own your wisdom.

Now go forth.

Phil Harwood & Tabetha Varwig
Founders and Senior Advisors
Tamarisk Business Advisors LLC