The Think Like an Owner newsletter is a compilation of my thoughts on investing in and operating small companies, published every other week. In the newsletter, I also share interesting and relevant resources I recently came across.
Filter By Tag:
In a conversation with a friend recently, we talked about how professionals deep in their careers are able to take in a wide range of information and find the piece that matters most. They can simplify everything down to only the most important elements. Short 1-2 sentence emails, a quick yes or no, and brief phone calls. All in an effort to simplify complex problems and manage their busy schedule.
Earlier this week my wife and I took our corgi puppy, Cici, to the vet for her second round of vaccines and the vet did something that caught my attention. When we parked and someone came to check us in from our car, they handed us a pamphlet with a plan of care package offer for the first 16 weeks of her life. It included vaccinations, shots, nail trimming, flea
Two weeks ago my wife and I got a corgi. Cici’s adorable, but she’s put some tight constraints on my time.
My wife and I have been adjusting to life with a new corgi puppy this week and thus my writing time has been much more limited. But I wanted to ask one question of you. What resources, articles, books, podcasts, newsletters do you go to for great information and content on running a small business? I’m looking not only to make the podcast better, but conducting general research on what
When folks ask what I want to be doing one day, I tell them I want to build a portfolio of small, private companies. But I’ve come to realize that statement doesn’t actually say anything.
Life is high maintenance and capital intensive. Just for our bodies to survive we need to eat, stay hydrated, sleep, bathe, brush teeth, and maintain our shelter which includes household cleaning, paying rent or a mortgage, buying groceries, taking out trash, and other odds and ends. I spent 4 hours on such activities during the day I wrote this article, excluding sleep, just maintaining my existence. Maintenance is everywhere. Our
My title is slightly incorrect, searching is like playing a double-blind version of Catan with the resources and numbers both covered.
My life has recently changed in two big ways.
I’ve continued to think about the rolling fund concept and I’m going to build on some of the questions I brought up in the first issue on rolling funds for search. If you haven’t read my first article on rolling funds, I recommend reading it first as this article is a follow-up those thoughts.
Since AngelList came out with rolling funds, they’ve been a popular topic of discussion on Twitter. Can they be applied to search?
Each year I write an annual letter to readers and listeners to reflect on the evolution of the podcast and my personal growth.
While 2020 was turbulent to say the least, it was the best year of my life. I married my lovely wife in late August, adopted a corgi, and began working on the Think Like an Owner podcast full-time.
Before getting to the podcast, 2019 was a tremendous year personally. I flew to DC for a FinTwit gathering hosted by Jamie Catherwood, graduated college with a new job, and got engaged.
As a fun goal for myself, I’ve decided to start writing annual (and possibly quarterly) letters for the Think Like an Owner project to reflect on the growth of the podcast, discussion around the micro private equity market, and my personal learning.