J. LARRY STEVENS, a partner in the international accounting firm, PwC (retired), is Executive-in-Residence and Visiting Professor at Kennesaw State University’s Coles College of Business where, as a member of the School of Accountancy faculty, he teaches courses in mergers and acquisitions and accounting. He is also founder and Co-Director of the Coles College M&A Academy, which provides executive education in mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Stevens lives in Marietta,Georgia, with his wife Lynn Stevens, a practicing attorney. He is currently working on his next book, Curiosity Killed the Cat and Other Myths:The Aspiring Leader’s Playbook for Building Entrepreneurial Spirit.

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