oh, chicago

A secret society of Chicago bakers.

“The Bakers Dozen was founded in the 1930s. Its members — beloved bakery owners — meet in secret once per month to sample each other’s goods, catch up and help keep their businesses alive.” | learn more

better doing

What’s going on here, with this human?

Recruiting is hard. “My goal in this essay is to help others make better decisions on a potential hire, business partner, or even life partner as quickly and as accurately as possible. It’s made up of suggested action steps and some […]

fun facts

What sort of business is investment banking?

“Credit Suisse has over 1.6 million individual clients, over 100,000 corporate clients and tens of thousands of institutional clients. Yet a single client can blow through the profits made from all the others.” | learn more

big ideas

Peter Thiel: you are not a lottery ticket

Thiel lays out his 2×2 matrix: pessimist vs optimist, determinate vs indeterminate. It starts out a little obscure, but once he fills in examples it really drives his point home. I found his description of the circular investment flows in […]

tech, startups, internet

76 growth marketing hacks

Ironically, this content itself serves as a tool for growth. “Free list of growth marketing tactics and hacks to rapidly scale any business from B2B to DTC.” | learn more