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.
July 1, 2019
Brown's Ranch

Weekly Thoughts: Rent-A-Goalie

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Rent-A-Goalie A wonderful example of the spirit of small business One of the things we find delightful about our chosen field of work is that it opens our eyes to all sorts of unique and innovative […]
June 24, 2019
Vernon, BC

Weekly Thoughts: Sayin’ No, No, No, No, No

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Sayin’ No, No, No, No, No Investment advice from Destiny’s Child There are a fair number of people who struggle to say “no” to incoming requests, be they personal or professional, even if those requests don’t […]
June 20, 2019

Weekly Thoughts: Purposeful Stupidity

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Purposeful Stupidity Some thoughts, first posted in 2015, about being stupid … on purpose  This week we stumbled upon a few articles which highlighted the potential benefits of stupidity. While most people (ourselves included) intuitively grasp the […]
June 11, 2019

Weekly Thoughts: I Said No F*ing Brown M&Ms!

Here is something that caught our eye this week: I Said No F*ing Brown M&Ms! If you can’t do the little things right, you will never be able to do the big things right        ​While we are more of a Smarties group, we […]
June 3, 2019
Deering Oaks Park, Portland, ME

Weekly Thoughts: Well That’s A Dumb Idea

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Well That’s A Dumb Idea Or is it?       At Chenmark, we believe that new ideas can come from unlikely places, which is why we enjoy consuming content broadly.  While reading is our preferred […]
May 27, 2019
chicago

Weekly Thoughts: The Average Man

Here is something that caught our eye this week: The Average Man Turns out, measuring customer satisfaction on a scale of 1-10 isn’t a silver bullet   Some thoughts, first posted in 2016, about what it means to be average.      Today, the concept of […]