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Little Engine Ventures (LEV) recently acquired Recycle Guy of Tipton, IN from Brook & Linda “Suzy” Edwards. LEV has hired a new CEO, Nick Vollmer to oversee the company’s future. Brook Edwards, COO will remain with the company as a part-time driver and salesmen. His wife, Suzy will retire after a short transition period so Read more about Little Engine Ventures Acquires Recycle Guy[…]
Little Engine Ventures (LEV) recently partnered with Fountain Square Brewery of 1301 Barth Ave. Indianapolis, Indiana. The production brewery will have financing available for expansion from LEV. The company also hired a new CEO, Brad Smith. “I was looking for a business with a high quality product that would benefit from my heart for brand and Read more about Little Engine Ventures Partners with Fountain Square Brewery[…]
Why is it that “family owned” and “local” resonate with people? Personally, my wife and I enjoy shopping local. If we are going for the experience and not speed or convenience, we almost always chose locally owned businesses. I think it comes down to service. And I think the service comes down to “made with Read more about Operating at Human Scale[…]
My college professors would slam down a syllabus at the beginning of a course. Included in these dry outlines were a list of required books. Together with the instructional strategies and methodologies, this document outlined what and how we would learn a subject. I have now been out of college for fifteen years but still Read more about Daryl’s 2018 Reading Plan[…]
The end of the year is drawing near and I wanted to capture and share the best of what I’ve read in the last twelve months. I will try to sustain my three book a week rhythm in 2018. There are so many I could suggest, but these are tops. For a mostly complete list Read more about Daryl Starr’s Top 5 Books of 2017[…]
In the fast-paced sport of basketball a team of five can function in harmony, fetching rebounds, kicking out and setting up ally oops. Pairs can set picks for each other. Players move at varying speeds. A standout individual can be a key ingredient to winning. Personally, I’m more of a football guy. Besides having legs Read more about Basketball Teams or Football?[…]
I really want a driverless car. I’ve never been much of a car guy. I drive a 2006 Honda Accord with 100K+ miles. I’m actually not really sure how many miles it has because I don’t pay that close of attention. See, not a car guy. I just want a reliable and inexpensive way to Read more about Redeeming the drive[…]
A friend and I have been emailing the last few days about the non-profit organizational structure of MatchBOX Coworking Studio. He’s thinking about doing something to impact entrepreneurial communities. It won’t be directly part of his main business but will build off of his success there and could lead indirectly to even more opportunities in Read more about Making money, profit, and impact[…]
A good friend shot me an email asking what was up with my post about not doing VC investment any longer. My friend leads a business. We’ve worked together formally and informally on growing that business. We’ve also discussed starting and jointly owning something new. So of course that email was checking in to make Read more about A letter to a friend[…]
This morning, I was sipping my coffee and enjoying a book entitled Paradigms by Joel Arthur Barker. On the cover is a gentleman who I assume to be the author. He is wearing a suit and looks like the picture was taken in 1992. If the old adage is “you shouldn’t judge a book by Read more about Game Makers, Paradigm Shifters & Disruptors[…]