Global Trends & Observations

In the last couple weeks businesses have experienced, to varying degrees, an “opening up” related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Much of what I’ve read is either about the urge to return… Read More

As we hunker down in our respective homes and try our best to adhere to evolving social distancing measures, I find myself discovering moments that remind me of things I was too busy to enjoy pre-Corona…Read More

I recently wrote about the prospective resurgence of book giant Barnes & Noble, led by new valiant leader James Daunt. Now, Levi’s is also looking for a similar upturn…Read More

I’ve highlighted other top companies/businesses before (Loews, the Montague Bookmill, Meier, Schloss Elmau and of course, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.) but there’s one company I’ve…

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I recently read a fascinating profile by Monocle writer Ed Stocker about the new CEO of Barnes & Noble, James Daunt. The UK bookseller was asked in August of this to take the…Read More

Today I find myself reflecting on business, on life, and on the precarious line between the two. As we move forward in our careers, it seems to me we reach a crossroads, a definitive … Read More

I recently wrote about my trip to Schloss Elmau, a resort and sanctuary in the Bavarian Alps. It was at this magical and historic place that I first read The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life…

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My family and I recently spent a week sailing in Sardinia. I shut down as much as possible — avoiding social media or email and taking care not to check my phone. Existing without…

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Last week in London, while hosting a prospective franchise affiliate from Amsterdam, I had the delicious opportunity to dine at the Chiltern Firehouse, a landmark of culinary…

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