Our weekly thoughts and general ramblings about everything related to business – from industries and investments to management and operations.



Weekly Thoughts: The Grind

Some thoughts, first posted in 2015, that we have been thinking about lately: The Grind The importance of emotional endurance Prior to embarking on our current professional venture, we had heard many times that deal making is equal parts art and science. This stance is confirmed by many best-selling negotiation books like Getting to Yes, The Art of Negotiation and Negotiation Genius, which tell us to focus on “non-adversarial bargaining by separating the people from the problem” or that “master negotiators thrive in the face of chaos and uncertainty. They don’t trap themselves with rigid plans. Instead they understand negotiation as a process of exploration that demands ongoing learning,

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Weekly Thoughts: I Think I Can

Here is something that caught our eye this week: I Think I Can Life Lessons from the Little Blue Engine Growing up, one of our favorite books was The Little Engine That Could, the classic story of the small blue engine that, against all odds, helped deliver toys and food to the little boys and girls on the other side of the mountain using the power of positive self-talk - “I’m not very big. I have never been over the mountain. But I think I can. I think I can. I think I can….”  Despite being a children’s book, we continue to find

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