Author: bradmcnamara

  • A Passionate Reader’s Journey: From Dyslexic Child to Book Lover

    A reader is born. That’s how I like to think of it. Because, really, that’s what happened. I was born a reader, but it wasn’t always easy. In fact, up until 4th grade, I hated school because I couldn’t read. But then something amazing happened: I learned to read and my world opened up. In […]

  • Evolution of Grocery Shopping: From Brick and Mortar to Delivery

    Home delivery of groceries is not a new concept. In fact, it has been around for quite some time. The first recorded instance of grocery home delivery dates back to 1890, when a man named Clarence Saunders began delivering milk to homes in the St. Louis area. However, it wasn’t until the early 1990s that home delivery really started to take off.

  • A Prepared Mind in the Time of Covid- Part 2: Approaches

    Welcome to Part 2 of my series on A Prepared Mind in the Time of Covid. In Part 1, I outlined my family bushido and how it has helped me during this pandemic. Today, I want to talk about various approaches that can help you stay calm and focused during these trying times. Each person […]

  • What Backgrounds Will Make Great Startup Founders in the Future?

    Artists have always been at the forefront of innovation and creativity. They are often able to see the world in a different way and come up with new ideas that change the way we live.

  • The Rise of the SPAC: A Look at What’s Happened in the Past 18 Months

    I’ve had the opportunity to work with a number of firms, individuals and other groups in various stages of SPAC transactions, so I thought I would share my insights on what’s happened in the market over this time period.

  • 3 Books to Read if You’re Thinking About Starting a Company: Why They’re Important

    If you’re thinking about starting a company, it’s important to read up on the topic. Books are a great way to learn about company building, and there are a few that I recommend reading if you’re just starting out.

  • A New Journey Has Begun…

    A New Journey Has Begun…

    I explored a number of areas that I’m passionate about but nothing has the ongoing and potential environmental, health, and community impact of food.  The past 12 years working to transform the food supply chain has equipped me to question the fundamental assumptions of the current system.

  • McNamara Family Bushido

    Previously I wrote about A Prepared Mind in the Time of Covid- Part 1 and committed to share my family bushido as I explore more about mental models and construct my own approach. Here you go: Live below our means Punch above our weight Bet on optimism Gratitude over gravity As way of background and […]

  • How I Read…

    During the last 8 months, my family has managed to get out of our urban apartment on a couple of occasions to spaces that are more suited to quarantine. This week as I was packing for the latest temporary relocation, something occurred to me. A few years ago, I would have spent more time on […]

  • A Prepared Mind In the Time of Covid- Part 1

    About 7 months ago I wrote about how Covid had challenged all the assumptions I had made architecting my life over the past decade(Oops, my life choices). I had no idea that the shitshow was only getting started! I struggled to make sense of this new world and abandoned hope of coming up with a […]