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Badge Stone – Earning His Badge and Making His Mark in Search Fund Investments – Ep. 83
Badge started his search journey with a stone-pumping trench that was on the verge of bankruptcy when he acquired it.
Andrew Sohn & Michael Novielli – Running an Education Business in China – Ep. 82
Due West counsels and helps Chinese students apply to top American universities and study abroad programs.
Announcing: The Operator’s Handbook with a Special Interview by Tim Ludwig
In this episode, Tim Ludwig turns the microphone around to interview me on where my interest in small companies came from, starting and building Think Like an Owner, and a new company I’m starting.
Reg Zeller – Quitting Corporate to Roll Up Foundries – Ep. 81
Reg quit his corporate job to roll up foundry businesses through his holding company CaneKast, with five companies acquired so far.
Mia Jackson – Applying Experience and Passion in Health Care – Ep. 80
Prior to searching and acquiring her health care supply business, Vital Care Industries, Mia worked in consulting, engineering and supply chains, a friend’s start-up for a time, and received her MBA and Masters of Science in Engineering Management from Northwestern.
Craig Fuller – Acquiring Flying Magazine and Building a Media Playbook – Ep. 79
Craig, as of a month ago, is also the new owner of Flying Magazine, an iconic, blue-chip publishing brand in the general aviation community which we discuss extensively in this episode.
John Rood – Business Building is System Building – Ep. 78
John started an education business with his wife that began as a SAT and other tests prep business and eventually found its niche in MCAT testing.
Peter Bell – Growing an Emergency Equipment Distribution Business – Ep. 77
SeaWestern is a distributor of firefighting equipment across the Pacific Northwest and Peter was tasked with learning the business and looking for avenues of growth and improvement.
Brent Beshore – Building and Growing a Competitive Advantage at Permanent Equity – Ep. 76
My guest on this episode is Brent Beshore, the founder and CEO of a lower middle market private equity firm called Permanent Equity.
Peter Kang – 15 Years In And Just Getting Started – Ep. 75
My guest on this episode is Peter Kang, who co-founded a digital branding and design company focused on direct to consumer e-commerce called Barrel.
Each year I write an annual letter to readers and listeners to reflect on the evolution of the podcast and my personal growth.