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As we approach the two year mark at Little Engine Ventures, it is appropriate to look back and reflect on how far we have come in this relatively short period of time. As you peruse our website, you read that ‘LEV acquires meaningful portions of traditional small businesses.’ How have we done with this mandate? Read more about Acquire and Innovate[…]
Profitable investment begins with an estimation of the intrinsic value. While quantitative analysis is the bedrock of any practical matter there are situations that call for a discerning eye for quality. Still, if the masses recognize such quality it is unlikely to be offered at a compelling price. No, if you want a discount you Read more about Calculating Contrarian[…]
Purpose: Gather the people that make it possible. Share stories, answer questions and generally make LEV more tangible. Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018 Location: Holiday Inn City Centre 515 South St, Lafayette, IN 47901 Time: Agenda is still being finalized. Registration will begin at 8am; Lunch will be served. More information soon! RSVP: By Invitation Read more about 2018 Annual Meeting[…]
On March 6th, 2018 Little Engine Ventures (LEV) acquired control of Stable’N from engineer turned farmer, Bryan Tomm of Carmi, Illinois. Stable’N is an agricultural equipment technology developed to effect soil biology using an electrical pulse. The partners will begin doing business as Boden LLC immediately with additional capital investment from both LEV and Tomm. Read more about Little Engine Ventures Acquires Control of Stable’N[…]
First off, I am going to give credit where credit is due. I would not have seen this had it not been for the author’s work to transcribe this Annual Meeting of the Daily Journal. Peter Kaufman is a director alongside Charlie Munger at the Daily Journal. Apparently he also appears on television a lot Read more about Applying Peter Kaufman’s 5 Traits of a Money Manager[…]
I would like you to create something. Go. Wait… What? That’s not enough? Well, you have everything. Go! “I cannot,” you say, “I need more information.” Life can be a shapeless blue ocean inviting you to do something. This can be terrifying. Instead of remaining frozen, or going immediately to someone else’s prescription, a Read more about Embracing Limitations[…]
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[…]