Fly fishing and the pursuit of getting better

I love the similarities in fly fishing and our business. We’ve created a product with a very specific kind of customer in mind. Like tying a fly for a red drum, we crafted it for a certain kind of customer – not just any hungry fish. And like catching a fish with a fly rod,…

How one restaurant creates a memorable experience

My wife and I had dinner recently at a great Italian restaurant in Wilmington NC called Roko. After our first visit (on my wife’s birthday), we had such a good time that I wanted to not only tell my family/friends about it, but blog about it and share a short list of things they did…

Do nothing

I really love this scene from HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. In fact I even used it in another post. (If you are reading this post in an email and don’t see the vid, click here) I was reminded of it recently when I read this quote from Charlie Munger, who is business partners with Warren Buffet…

The beauty of simple solutions

I’m reading a great book titled “Thinking, Fast and Slow.” It’s a little dense but is extremely interesting and discusses how we tend to rely to heavily on our “System 1” (intuitive) thinking and not enough on our “System 2” (deliberative, logical) thinking. Anyway, I found the image in that pic fascinating. Click it to…

I’d relate the reason for my email to their story

Over the last few years we’ve been contacted a few times by people wanting to learn more about our company. Not people that want to use it, but people from companies that, I guess, want to invest in it or partner with us in some way. I am always amazed at the lack of awareness…

A simple tool running on a server in a bedroom closet…

5 and 1/2 years ago Tyler and I sat down in my office at the company we used to work for and had a chat. He was leaving the business. He knew I had created Schedulefly a couple of years prior and had 2 or 3 restaurants in Raleigh using it. They liked it, he…