Gone Fishin’

Hunting fish - Ned in MTOur business is often like the job of the fisherman. Preparation, careful targeting, focus, timing, and persistence are all required. When you get right down to it, it’s developing that passion, that sense of joy that makes the difference between drudgery and fun, just making progress and excelling.

On occasion we have been known to actually slip out and go fishing, or enjoy a small host of other outdoor activities. Not because working with companies is not our passion (it is!), but because sometimes you just have to get out..

This page is our Blog, a place to share ideas, commentary, war stories, passions and maybe even a lead. Occasionally we will post on one or maybe all.

Share your work and your passions!

In Industry, Is a Digital Strategy Relevant?

I often hear people in traditional industrial and commercial markets talk about how their market’s distribution model has not changed much. The thinking often goes: we, our reps or our distributors sell direct to our professional customer, it’s a relationship sale, the distribution model is firmly entrenched, our customers are professionals – they don’t act like consumers on the web, we can’t afford to play with that – it mostly applies to consumer markets..etc..etc. In fact, many companies we see have...

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Innovation & Lean Thinking

I recently saw a video (linked below) showing a 1950 and a 2013 Formula One pit stop and it made me think about the relationship of innovation and the development of Lean processes. While not often talked about together in practice, they are inextricably connected. The best Lean process development drives and inspires innovation and vise versa. Yes there are many books and thinkers that often make the connection but in the field the work is often much more basic, mostly because the needs and low hanging fruit are so basic. However once a...

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In search of competition

I read Seth Godin’s recent post on competition with interest, as I do with most of his writings. Seth is an interesting and provocative thinker. What he evoked for me with this post was the competition that we are finding in the market for buying companies. Some market’s are getting just plain overpriced. So Seth’s short commentary read to me as a challenge: what are you doing in the face of competition? For us the answer is twofold (and I think we do have a few good answers). One, we look where competition is less. At...

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We’re Looking for a few good Lighthouse Keepers

Times change and technologies evolve but finding and working with the right people has always been essential. This is short video about a few of the last British lighthouse keepers. Pennat’s looking for a few good “lighthouses” and their “keepers”..  Behind The Light.  

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New England Fly Fishing

A great video blog on fly fishing along coastal waters of the Northeast: http://vimeo.com/39594064/    

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