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 29, 2018

BTSB: Colin Campbell of Stratosphere Consulting

Below are some excerpts from our conversation with Colin Campbell, founder and CEO of Stratosphere Consulting, a national consulting company with an expertise in Case Management which made it to #488 on the INC 5,000 list thanks to their 1,000% growth over the past three years.  Operating as an […]
October 23, 2018

Weekly Thoughts: Tooth to Tail / #T3R

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Tooth to Tail / #T3R How do military front and rear echelon ratios relate to small business operations?   In the military, the tooth-to-tail ratio (“T3R”) is the relationship between the number of support/supply/maintenance troops (“tail”) and the […]
October 23, 2018

BTSB: The Keeper of the Lighthouse: Bob Smith of Sebasco Habor Resort

Below are some excerpts from our conversation with Bob Smith, owner of Sebasco Harbor Resort, a 450-acre seasonal family vacation destination located on the coast of Midcoast Maine.  The self-proclaimed Keeper of the Lighthouse – a title in homage to his promise to preserve the 90-year legacy […]
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 […]