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



Weekly Thoughts: T.N.T.

Here is something that caught our eye this week: T.N.T. Takes No Talent This week, we take a break from our regularly scheduled Patriots programming to look at the other end of the football spectrum: the Miami Dolphins.  We can all agree that the Dolphins are not having the best start to their season, currently sitting at 0-4 with a historically worst -137 point differential. That said, there are still some lessons to be learned from the team, especially first-year head coach Brian Flores. The former Defensive Coordinator for the Patriots (we can't stray too far from the Pats...) is big into

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Weekly Thoughts: Being Multiple

Here is a picture of what won the Patriots The Superbowl last year: Being Multiple Indulge us - it's the beginning of football season During the playoffs, the Pats beat the number 1, 2, and 3 offenses in the league in succession by deploying what is called an "amoeba" front (in fairness the Ravens and a few other teams also do this).  The formation refers to the fact that there is only one down lineman (guy in the blue jersey with his hand on the ground) and everyone else appears to be just wandering around, ready to do anything.  The uncertainty creates an advantage

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Weekly Thoughts: Winning Is Fun!

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Winning Is Fun! We recently went to a wedding where we got into a dinner conversation with our seatmate about balancing business responsibilities with appropriate time for leisure or fun.  While we could have directed our seatmate to our post on work-life blending and been done with it, we have been mulling over the passing conversation ever since, as it highlighted a related but slightly different point. It seems there are three basic schools of thought regarding work and play.  Some draw a hard line between the two (i.e. do you live to work

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