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.
December 18, 2015

Weekly Thoughts: Open Sourcing, Creating Chemistry and Stoicism

Here are three things that caught our eye this week:   Open Sourcing Last month Google made headlines in the technology world by announcing that the company would open source TensorFlow, its machine learning library. The platform, originally developed by internal researchers and engineers on […]
December 11, 2015

Weekly Thoughts: Niche Markets

Here is a topic that caught our eye this week:   Niche Markets We have written at length about our thesis that small, non-centrally located businesses present compelling investment cases. Part of the value proposition is that we also recognize the pursuit of such deals […]
December 4, 2015

Weekly Thoughts: Countdown Clocks, City Score and Patience

Here are three things that caught our eye this week:   Countdown Clocks This week we read a fascinating article about the New York City subway system and the ongoing attempts to bring arrival countdown clocks to the lettered routes (as opposed to the numbered […]
November 20, 2015

Weekly Thoughts: Hard Work

This week we dive deeper into a topic that has been of particular interest to us recently:   Hard Work Early in our careers, we were told that as a junior employee, one should always be the first person in the office and the last […]
November 13, 2015

Weekly Thoughts: Skills Training

This week we dive deeper into a topic that has been of particular interest to us recently:   Skills Training As mentioned in previous posts, we aim to help small businesses create sustainable processes by focusing on being “clock-builders” not “time-tellers.” For us, a crucial […]
November 6, 2015

Weekly Thoughts: Going Tipless, Lessons From Google and Sounding Smart

Here are three things that caught our eye this week:   Going Tipless In October, Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group announced the elimination of tipping across its restaurant empire, which includes iconic New York City dining destinations such as Gramercy Tavern and 11 Madison […]