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Richard Shotton

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Richard Shotton remembers the time and place. He was in the back of a cab and in a sour mood. He’d finished a trainwreck client meeting. To mentally escape he opened a book and read the story of Kitty Gervase. Shotton entered the book, […]

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Bernard Roth

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. ‘Bernie’ Roth trained as a mechanical engineer. He would build things. Then an opportunity to visit California came up. He was a New Yorker but his wife wanted to take the trip so they went, and he never left. Decades later David Kelley got […]

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Steve Vassallo

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Our mission here is a sort of mental find/replace function. We want to find existing ideas and replace them with new ones. Sometimes this works. Sometimes it doesn’t. Shane Parrish gave the best warning about this, saying that you can’t just give employees 20% […]

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IDEO and d School

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path.     IDEO is the design studio responsible for among other things, the first Apple mouse. Founded by David Kelley, the company has grown to include his brother Tom and annexed part of the Stanford campus for a design (d) school. In addition, the […]

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Ed Catmull

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. In 2015, Tim Ferriss spoke with Ed Catmull, the computer scientist who leads Pixar and author of Creativity Inc.. In the podcast with Tim Ferriss, Catmull (briefly) lamented the IPO which christened Steve Jobs a billionaire. Catmull said November 1995 was the culmination of twenty […]

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Michael Mauboussin 3

Michael Mauboussin joined Barry Ritholtz on the Masters in Business podcast and I loved every minute of it. Mauboussin is great, and I’ve taken notes on some of his other conversations; Michael Mauboussin with Shane Parrish and another with Michael Mauboussin and Ritholtz. I saw a lot of tweets about this interview and someone said that what […]