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, 2017

Weekly Thoughts: Tax or Return?

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Tax or Return? At Chenmark, we try to maintain a bias for action. This means we attempt to drive toward decisions with an eye toward championing those initiatives that will earn a return (make things better), […]
December 11, 2017

Weekly Thoughts: Rise of the Best

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Rise of the Best Back in 2015, we heard about AOL co-founder Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest tour when it stopped in Portland to hear local entrepreneurs pitch their companies in hopes of raising investment […]
December 4, 2017

Weekly Thoughts: RXKindBAR

Here is something that caught our eye this week: RXKindBAR One of the things that delights Chenmark about the global economy is the discovery that even mundane daily products can be the center of big businesses. Since the Chenmark team generally has a busy schedule, […]
November 17, 2017

Weekly Thoughts: Woodstock for Nerds

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Woodstock for Nerds Since we are always thinking about ways in which we can leverage technology advancements into our existing operating companies, this week we were interested to learn more about the unlikely origins of the […]
November 10, 2017

Weekly Thoughts: CEOs

Here is something that caught our eye this week: CEOs This week, we stumbled across the work of Adam Bryant, author of The New York Times Corner Office column, in which he interviews CEOs of various companies about leadership and management. In October, Bryant published […]
November 3, 2017

Weekly Thoughts: Growth Capex

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Growth Capex As we approach our year-end budgeting and strategic planning sessions, a key question is how much we should plan to spend on capital expenditures. The prudent long-term oriented business owner must first budget for […]