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Patrick Doyle

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. In a Real Vision interview, Marc Cohodes said he was now friends with Rick Federico of P.F. Chang who called him and said, ‘Whatever your issues, at least reach out to me first.’ Cohodes was impressed by this, by a leader who welcomes good […]

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Winning Wines

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. After the story of Barefoot Wine, and a history of looking at difficult businesses like movies, and¬†restaurants, it seemed appropriate to think about selling wine. Wine-making pays in profits and prestige and as such will attract extra competition. It’s a market mechanism on steroids. […]

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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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Martin Lindstrom

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Martin Lindstrom was doing research for LEGO. He was a good choice because he loved LEGOs. As a kid, Lindstrom built a LEGO Land in his backyard. It was so popular that one day two – kind – IP lawyers showed up and asked […]

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Ashley McCollum

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Ashley McCollum is the Vice President of Tasty, the Buzzfeed food division. With 533 million global monthly viewers, Tasty is the most watched food content on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. One in three Americans watch a Tasty recipe each month, one in five Americans […]

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Adventures with Amazon

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Brent Beshore and the Adventur.es crew have a page on their website dedicated to Amazon, comparing the company to a gorilla and the Borg. They step cautiously around businesses that might enter that Seattle based gravitational field and that might pass the event horizon […]

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Jeff Jordan

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Jeff Jordan’s career includes stints at eBay, The Walt Disney Store, Reel.com, and Paypal and as a GP at a16z, his current role. Listen to this post: iTunes, Overcast, or Soundcloud Successful businesses, a friend told me, either sell the same things to new […]

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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 […]