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Chase Murdock – Buying Not Boring Businesses – Ep. 64
This episode with Chase was a fascinating dive into boring vs creative businesses, gathering customer feedback and NPS scores, pricing, and designing a high end client experience.
Victoria Sylvester – Growing a Training Company with a Global Focus – Ep. 63
Vikki is the founder of Acacia Training, a U.K. based training company focused on childcare, healthcare, and dental care.
Steve Ressler – How to Invest in Search Funds – Ep. 62
Steve has been an entrepreneur for much of his career in software and government services and has recently been translating that experience into search fund investing, among other projects.
Palmer Higgins – Removing Sales Roles at Mainely Grass – Ep. 61
On this operating focused episode, I talk with Palmer Higgins of Mainely Grass and Chenmark on why he’s getting rid of sales roles and doesn’t operate on a commission structure.
Jason Hill – Benefits to Making Food a Stronger Priority at Work – Ep. 60
In this episode, we talk all about food at the office and some of the benefits to making food a stronger priority at work.
Justin Vogt & Ed Redden – Creating a Long-Term Holdco at Evermore Industries – Ep. 59
My guests, Justin Vogt and Ed Redden are the co-founders of Evermore Industries, a holding company looking to acquire industrial service companies with a time horizon measured in decades.
Deepa Talwar – From Silicon Valley to Searching on Main Street – Ep. 58
Deepa worked with prominent Silicon Valley tech companies like Uber, Thumbtack, and Stripe, and she decided she wanted to become an entrepreneur, but not in the typical Silicon Valley way.
Ross Brendel – Investing in Permanent Capital Vehicles – Ep. 57
Westerly Group was founded on the principle of supporting acquisition entrepreneurs with committed, permanent capital to pursue a specific industry thesis over an indefinite time horizon.
Mark Valdez – From a16z to Eads Bridge Holdings – Ep. 55
My guest, Mark Valdez, is starting a new permanent capital holding company called Eads Bridge Holdings to acquire small profitable, durable companies with a long-term focus.
Mark Hunter – Lessons from a Career in Micro Private Equity – Ep. 54
Mark is a co-founder of KLH Capital in St. Petersburg, Florida and has been a part of deals all over the country from all walks of life.
Each year I write an annual letter to readers and listeners to reflect on the evolution of the podcast and my personal growth.