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.
February 18, 2019

Weekly Thoughts: Skills Training

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Skills Training Some thoughts, initially posted in 2015, that we have been thinking about a lot recently.  As mentioned in previous posts, we aim to help small businesses create sustainable processes by focusing on being “clock-builders” not […]
February 18, 2019

Weekly Thoughts: Out of Time

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Out of Time A little bit time management, a little bit rock and roll We have recently been thinking about time, or perhaps more accurately, a perceived lack thereof, as it often seems we’re out of time.  […]
February 1, 2019

BTSB: James Morin of Flowfold

Below are some excerpts from our conversation with James Morin, co-owner and COO of Flowfold, an outdoor company that makes minimalist gear for everyday adventures.  James admits to initially selling wallets for beer money for almost five years while he and his partners prototyped their designs and […]
January 21, 2019

Weekly Thoughts: Gotta Be In It To Win It

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Gotta Be In It To Win It Or, No Risk It, No Biscuit As our readers have probably noticed, the stock markets have seen quite a pick up in volatility over the last few months.  Stories of […]
January 14, 2019

BTSB: Jeff Small of Strategic Media

Below are some excerpts from our conversation with Jeff Small, founder of Strategic Media, a radio advertising company based in Maine that has a client list featuring the likes of Vistaprint, FanDuel, and eharmony.  Jeff has built the company around a core competency in traditional radio and his company […]
January 14, 2019

Weekly Thoughts: Three Things

Here are three things, first printed in 2015, that continue to shape our thinking: Dare to Be Great Howard Marks of Oaktree Capital is one of the great writers on the investment process. We enjoy reading each of his very popular memos. Early in 2014, […]