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Beginning Balance

Jan 21, 2022

A lot of companies are fond of saying this about their employees and their work culture -- "we're like a family here." Usually it's coming from a good place, wanting to emphasize the bond that employees have in a collaborative, productive work environment, but Jesse argues it's misleading and potentially harmful...

Jan 14, 2022

If the title sounds like a philosophy paper... well, maybe it is. A philosophical discussion at least! Jesse has been reading Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman, a book which poses some deep questions about human mortality and weighing what we choose to do against the seemingly infinite...

Dec 24, 2021

Mark and Jesse discuss the value of forecasts, operational and financial models, and annual planning in general, as well as the pitfalls of putting too much faith into the numbers and not enough scrutiny into the assumptions.


Mark Butler CFO


You Need a Budget

Dec 17, 2021

Mark and Jesse ponder a question -- is there anyone who doesn't need a budget? What about a person in the upper, upper crust, that has hundreds of millions or even billions to their name? Or what about someone who simply has very few desires, that are easily covered by their existing cash flow? The discussion quickly...

Dec 10, 2021

Whether or not the successful admit it, luck plays a role in making things happen. Having the right at the right time, a chance meeting with the right person -- these factors could be called luck, and they matter in the world of business. But is that all there is to success? There's a saying that "luck is the residue of...