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



Weekly Thoughts: Q-Tips

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Q-Tips A post,  first written in 2016, about not following the crowd.   In 1923, Leo Gerstenzang saw his wife pierce a cotton ball with a toothpick and use the resulting tool to delicately clean their baby. It was the aha moment that gave birth to the then named Q-Tip Baby Gay. First marketed as a sterile baby care product (they were originally dipped in boric acid), Q-Tips have been, and remain, a dominant brand in personal care, with estimated US sales of $208 million in 2014, up from $190 million

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Weekly Thoughts: The Next Right Thing

Here is something that caught our eye this week: The Next Right Thing Princess Anna and the Slight Edge  For those readers that don't have a three year old daughter, Frozen 2 came out Thanksgiving weekend.  For those who do, well, the snow glows white on the mountain tonight, not a footprint to be seen.... (if you know, you know) It is hard to overstate the popularity of the Frozen franchise.  Launched in 2013, the Disney film about the Queen Elsa of Arendelle and her sister Princess Anna blew past box office records with a $1.3 billion hit and earned two

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