From 1920 to 2020: A Fresh Food Supply Chain Retrospective
Supply chains and distribution systems have significantly developed since the early 1920s. During that time period, we were dependent on boats, trains, and wagons to move food from farms to cities. With the advent of trucks, planes, and cold storage, we were able to globalize our food supply and bring fresh produce to every corner…
Le Tour de France: A Deep Dive Into The Annual Men’s Multiple Stage Bike Race
The Tour de France is an annual men’s multiple-stage bicycle race primarily held in France, while also occasionally passing through nearby countries. Like the other Grand Tours, it consists of 21 stages, each a day long, over the course of 23 days. Le Tour de France sees the best of the best bicyclists in the world compete…
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…
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.
From Grocery Stores to Supermarkets: A Look at the Evolution of Food Shopping
Do you remember going to the grocery store with your parents when you were a kid? It was probably a pretty different experience than going to the supermarket today. In this blog post, we will take a look at the evolution of food shopping from 1950 to present day. You might be surprised at some…
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…
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.