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My evolution as an entrepreneur and investor has been marked by two distinct phases. I may be entering into a third phase. Phase 1 began at age 19, when I got my first true line of credit. My father co-signed my first note, set me up with a sweetheart deal that was almost guaranteed to Read more about Generating Cash[…]
We are strong proponents of picking an operating system and using it religiously. Establish a true north and incentivize and demand regular accountability. The key to a good map is focus. The cartographer eliminates the unnecessary. One key element of our playbook is the use of objectives and key results (OKR’s) to establish partnership level, Read more about Establishing OKR’s for the Marketable Security Business[…]
Last week I wrote a post entitled, “Benefits of the Bull’s Eye Stakeholder Discipline” in which I outline the benefits of a Bull’s Eye stakeholder (customer, investor, vendor, etc.) In this post, I want to document some methods to develop a bull’s eye definition. There are a minimum of three criteria. This uses the same Read more about Methods to Develop a Stakeholder Bull’s Eye[…]
For several years now I have used the metaphorical language of “bull’s eye” and “one-degree’r” around our office. This Saturday morning I searched our blog to see if I had written about it before. I had not. Wow. I’m sorry. This is among the most unnatural and yet most valuable things a business owner does Read more about Benefits of the Bull’s Eye Stakeholder Discipline[…]
One of the many oddities shared between entrepreneurs is their ability to budget beyond boundaries. They don’t make the same assumptions about where the lines must be drawn. The edges are more fluid. They see customer value and customer alternatives and they see new ways of assembling systems to deliver value at a profit regardless Read more about Budgeting Beyond Legal Boundaries[…]
Most business owners succumb to reasoning errors over time. I fall prey myself. I ask myself: “given this asset, what more could be done with it?” Just this morning I began wondering about utilization of a warehouse and forklifts that are used only seasonally within our seed businesses. Given the seasonality of their use, what Read more about Given This[…]
It’s better to imagine the future and work backwards, down through the aspects that must be true for that imagined future to become real rather than observing the past and incrementally adjusting a view of the future. The most influential utilize both practices. They ask: What is unchangeable? What is malleable? Yet, they begin by Read more about From Imagination[…]
Within the last few months I have received more questions about estate plans than the sum of my entire life prior. My default response is “I don’t know.” Perhaps I ought to leave it there? (my usual response.) Instead, I started reading and began writing… mostly trying to form some coherent thoughts. Disclosure: I still Read more about Questions About Estate Planning[…]
Alex Bridgeman recently asked what niche publications his followers find most interesting. I replied with one of my favorites that we receive at the office. And a snarky comment. It is Twitter, after all. We talk about books we’ve read quite a bit. We’ve even talked about old academic papers. Niche trade publications are also Read more about Learn broadly by reading specifically[…]
These two questions are asked on a regular basis. Depending on who is asking, they want me to reply, I’m seeing low numbers but we’re paying higher (for yours); or they’d like me to say, I’m seeing high numbers but we’re paying low (for ours.) I enjoy my work too much to make this my Read more about What Multiples Are You Seeing? What Are You Using?[…]