Tom Goodwin

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Thanks to @DavidWakeman we’re going down a Tom Goodwin rabbit hole. Goodwin is @TomFGoodwin on Twitter, writes at LinkdIn, and author of Digital Darwinism. A three part story on listening to customers. pic.twitter.com/T6rmbu0v10 — Tom Goodwin (@tomfgoodwin) April 7, 2019 Stakeholders Goodwin got fired from … Continue reading “Tom Goodwin”

What do customers want?

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. A business succeeds when it creates sustainable profits by serving customers. Sustainable profits come from LTV, CAC, and making the trains run on time. Serving customers comes from figuring out what people want (or will want) and providing it. We guessed in the Restaurant … Continue reading “What do customers want?”

Terry O’Reilly

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Listen: iTunes, Overcast, or Soundcloud Good marketing isn’t good email marketing or omnichannel marketing or PPC management. Those are just actions. Good marketing, as people like David Trott, remind us, focus on the customer. With 30+ years of experience, that’s what Terry O’Reilly provides … Continue reading “Terry O’Reilly”

Business Stories

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Patrick O’Shaughnessy put out the book signal and we’ve collected the data What is best business story you’ve ever read (think Shoe Dog)? https://t.co/h1YfTq5iSs — Patrick OShaughnessy (@patrick_oshag) April 8, 2019 We’ve done this before for China Books and Sutherland’s Suggestions. This “methodology” includes … Continue reading “Business Stories”

Andreessen and Koppelman

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Brian Koppelman spoke with Marc Andreessen and Marc Andreessen spoke with Brian Koppelman in a pair of episodes. They covered a fair bit of Koppelman’s career, which we’ll skip here and instead point readers to -> Koppelman’s Career Capital. … Visiting Silicon Valley, Koppelman said … Continue reading “Andreessen and Koppelman”

Ken Kocienda

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Ken Kocienda contributed to Apple’s Safari web browser and the iPhone keyboard as an Apple engineer. He’s also the author of Creative Selection. Our notes will be from his 2019 conversion with a16z’s Frank Chen. Safari Until 2003, Mac computers used Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. … Continue reading “Ken Kocienda”

Going Deep 2019

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Aaron Watson’s podcast, Going Deep, has been a consistent source of stories, ideas, and inspiration with episodes including Barry Ritholtz, Morgan Housel, and Grant Oliphant. On March 23, 2019, Aaron was kind enough to ask me to speak at the Going Deep Summit 2.0. … Continue reading “Going Deep 2019”