Our weekly newsletter provides a brief snapshot of issues we have been working on internally, research topics we have been pursuing, or interesting articles or media that have come across our desk and impacted our thinking.
March 13, 2020

Weekly Thoughts: Pitbulls vs. Cocker Spaniels

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Pitbulls vs. Cocker Spaniels What type of person can add the most value to a board?     At the moment, our firm does not have any third party equity investors.  We’ve taken that tact deliberately, as we […]
February 25, 2020

Weekly Thoughts: Staying Present

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Staying Present Amateurs Disassociate; Professionals Monitor      Back in 2015, we read an interesting study focused on the psychology of distance running.  Specifically, researchers wanted to investigate what people think about while running with the […]
February 17, 2020

Weekly Thoughts: Parent Leaders

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Parent Leaders Turns out, parenting and leadership have a lot in common     We often joke that parenting a toddler serves as best-in-class management training: If you can find common ground with a tiny, yet irrational and […]
February 10, 2020

Weekly Thoughts: Geographic Happiness

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Geographic Happiness How you define happiness depends on where you live    The Chenmark team has had the opportunity to live in multiple places across the globe, the most recent of which is our homebase in […]
February 3, 2020

Weekly Thoughts: Helpful Hierarchy

Here is something, originally written in 2017, that continues to find its way into our conversations on a near daily basis: Helpful Hierarchy Somewhere along the line, we were told when assuming a new position that the easiest way to make a good impression is to […]
January 28, 2020

Weekly Thoughts: 98 Degrees

Here is something that caught our eye this week: 98 Degrees Just when you think you know something   Anybody with children knows how quickly plans get thrown out the window when a kid wakes up with a fever (for those without, any childcare or school plan […]