Category: masschallenge

  • 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

    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 of the changes that have taken place!

  • 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.

  • Dharmesh Shah has OnStartups….

    I’ve Got CarFreeBrad & I love it! As a fan of Hubspot from a product/customer perspective, I’ve thought about Dharmesh’s founding story quite a few times, about how Hubspot got started partially out of his experience with his blog Onstartups while a student in Boston.  Recently, I got to hear him tell the story at […]

  • 2013 in review- Not Bad for 6 mths!

      Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,400 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the complete report.

  • Constraints Create Style

    Over this last holiday season, I conceded defeat and admitted I needed to overhaul my wardrobe.  What had started as a quirky convenience was becoming borderline weird.  My wardrobe consisting of jeans, a gray t-shirt, black zip up sweater and boots/sneakers(depending on activity that day) was close to transitioning to the weird side.  I don’t […]

  • UPDATE!!! “Premium Rush” I feel like I should review it.

    I wrote this post a while back when this movie was coming out and I either never posted it or forgot that I did.  The reasons are likely many but mostly because I haven’t been to see a movie in a year or two and didn’t want to feel obligated to go see this one […]

  • CarFreeBrad Talking Freight Farms on

    In case you missed it last week in your post NYE haze and because I didn’t post it (and I know you get all your info from here I am from explaining and talking about Freight Farms.  

  • Commuter Rail Conundrum

    Anyone that rides the commuter has a strategy for getting the seat they want.  I’m lucky in that I go end to end Worcester to Boston (and vice-versa) so the selection is usually wide open.  In this regard, I have the pick of the liter. The daily conundrum I face is which car to pick. […]