Dan Lockton

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. These are notes from three YouTube talks by designer Dan Lockton. I found Lockton’s work thanks to Stevyn Colgan’s mention of him in the park benches section of Why Did the Policeman Cross the Road? 2014, Nudgestock. Dan Lockton wants people to know that … Continue reading Dan Lockton

Restaurants

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Restaurants are terrible businesses but in the spirit of inversion we can learn from anyone. Lately, a quote from Barry Ritholtz’s podcast with Cal Turner Jr. has bounced around my head: “Luther Turner, my papa, was wonderful. He only had a third-grade education. He … Continue reading Restaurants

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

James Aitken

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. James Aitken spoke with Ted Seides on the Capital Allocators podcast. What I liked most about this episode was Aitken’s approach to interestingness. We’ve written about that’s interesting moments before. Eric Maddox had his in Iraq. Brian Koppelman had his and it inspired Billions … Continue reading James Aitken

Katrina Lake

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. When my wife’s first fix arrived the value was obvious. Stitch Fix founder, Katrina Lake’s How I Built This podcast (and other interviews) are another template for startups. It’s a similar path to Instagram & theSkimm, only Lake has taken one further step, straddling … Continue reading Katrina Lake