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.
October 8, 2018
Pratfalls, Cotswolds

Weekly Thoughts: Pratfalls, We’ve Had a Few

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Pratfalls, We’ve Had A Few Turns out, mistakes can make you more likable.   Readers of our most recent Weekly Thoughts know we are not immune from making mistakes (yes, we know it’s Eliud not Eluid…).  In an effort […]
October 1, 2018

BTSB – Cupping with Bob Garver of Wicked Joe and Bard Coffee

Cupping with Bob Garver of Wicked Joe and Bard Coffee Below are some excerpts from our conversation with Bob Garver, co-founder of Wicked Joe, a wholesale roasting company, and Bard Coffee, an amazing retail coffee shop in Portland, Maine.  After falling in love with the connections coffee can […]
September 24, 2018
Five Field Farms, Maine

Weekly Thoughts: We 💗 Eliud Kipchoge

Here is something that caught our eye this week: We 💗 Eliud Kipchoge Those close to the Chenmark team know that we used to exclusively run long distances for fun.  While now we run far shorter distances and lift weights for fun, we maintain an active interest […]
September 17, 2018

Weekly Thoughts: BTSB – The Slab of Success: Mary Allen Lindemann of Coffee By Design

The Slab of Success: Mary Allen Lindemann of Coffee By Design Below are some excerpts from our conversation with Mary Allen Lindemann, co-founder and community builder of Coffee By Design (“CBD” if you are a local), a Maine-based community coffee house and wholesale roastery that will roast over 550,000 […]
September 10, 2018

Weekly Thoughts: Royalty Need Not Apply

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Royalty Need Not Apply A popular entrepreneurial framework we learned in business school was the trade-off between  “Rich” (maximize personal wealth) or “King” (maximize control). Conceptually developed by academic Noam Wasserman in his popular book The Founders Dilemma, the framework argues […]
September 4, 2018

Weekly Thoughts: BTSB – Consistency In A Can: Luke Livingston of Baxter Brewing

Consistency In A Can: Luke Livingston of Baxter Brewing Below are some excerpts from our conversation with Luke Livingston, founder of Baxter Brewing Co., a craft brewery that has grown to be the third largest brewer by volume in Maine since its founding 8 years ago.  Initially […]