Jerry Murrell

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Once again, How I Built this with Guy Raz delivers a compelling and concrete startup story, this time with Jerry Murrell, founder of Five Guys burgers. Patrick Doyle of Domino’s and Dave Chang embody and execute the barbelling of dining. Domino’s optimizes while Chang innovates … Continue reading “Jerry Murrell”

Rob Fitzpatrick

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Jerry Neumann uses Rob Fitzpatrick’s book, The Mom Test in his Spring 2019 class. Spring from there, we’ll work our way through a number of talks and interviews Fitzpatrick has given about his 2013 book. This isn’t our first alt-school approach. We made a … Continue reading “Rob Fitzpatrick”

Paul Johnson and Paul Sonkin

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Paul Johnson and Paul Sonkin are the authors of Pitch the Perfect Investment, a book they say is written for recent graduates, MBAs, and portfolio managers. They wanted to write the book, in part because, “It’s been our experience that once you’re a couple … Continue reading “Paul Johnson and Paul Sonkin”

Marc Cohodes

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Our first post on Marc Cohodes was based on his conversation with George Pearkes on Bespokecast. Today we’ll look at a sit-down interview with Grant Williams for Real Vision. What’s great about short sellers like Cohodes (and Jim Chanos ) is their willingness to … Continue reading “Marc Cohodes”

Bill Belichick

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Notes from the May 2017 podcast between Bill Belichick and Paul Rabil. On Leadership. “The coaching part isn’t easy but I’ve had a lot of experience with that. It’s the overseeing of all the departments…the things that support our team…it all has to be … Continue reading “Bill Belichick”

Kareem and Wooden

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. When Kareem Abdul-Jabbar joined Tyler Cowen on Conversations with Tyler it was an odd pairing. Sure, Cowen’s interests are wide-ranging, but Kareem as one of the first guests? The only incongruous thing was my understanding. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has lived quite a life, growing up … Continue reading “Kareem and Wooden”

Streaming, Sharing, Stealing

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Michael Smith and Rahul Telang of Carnegie Melon University wrote an interesting book, Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and the Future of Entertainment. Smith and Telang wrote this book because of a “perfect storm” in the economic entertainment ecosystem. Traditionally a few firms dominated … Continue reading “Streaming, Sharing, Stealing”