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The Catch 22 of Great Men

I recently read an article which mentions the following quote: In 1923, nine of the most successful U.S. businessmen met in Chicago. Josh Brown writes: Within 25 years, all of these great men had met a horrific end to their careers or their lives: The president of the largest steel company, Charles Schwab, died a […]

The Balance Between Focus and Diversification

I constantly struggle with focus regarding my businesses.  I am already working on quite a few businesses and looking at numerous other deals that divert my focus.  With that being said I don’t necessarily think having a diverted focus is a bad thing, it comes down to balance in most cases and there are always […]

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The Virtual “Mom & Pop”

I drove through a rural part of Maryland earlier this week.  The section of town was undergoing a lot of new development in response to a nearby growing military base.  I like to see new architecture but I started thinking about something else. Every new real estate development I see is filled with corporate and […]

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REB 018: Discussing the Differences Between Public Investing and Private Equity Investing

  We just closed on a couple businesses and previously discussed considerations for purchasing a business (in episode 16).  In this episode we discuss some of the differences between investing in private equity and investing in the stock market. In this episode Ben and Brandon discuss: A recent business purchase Marginal theory of value Net/net […]

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REB 017: Chocolate Making and Food Incubators with Adam Kavalier

Adam Kavalier is a chocolate maker (not to be confused with a chocolatier) and the owner of DC-based Undone Chocolate.  Undone is located and operates out of DC food incubator Union Kitchen, which works with numerous food startups in the DC area.  The REB Team (Ben and Brandon) were lucky enough to get a tour […]

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