The perfect customer

A few weeks ago I was driving through downtown Raleigh and passed our first customer – a restaurant that still uses Schedulefly almost 8 years later. That’s a long time to be a subscription customer! Heck – that’s a long time to be a customer of any company or product. I am so grateful for…

The water doesn’t go on the petals

“But Daddy, the flowers aren’t under the soil!” My son was watering some flowers recently, and he was watering the buds and the leaves. I told him to poor the water onto the soil around the stem. That made no sense to him, so I tried to explain. But he’s five. And it still made…

Can you endure?

I just finished a book about startups called “Zero to One” by Peter Thiel. Peter co-founded PayPal and was the first outside investor in Facebook. He’s a sharp guy and I recommend his book if you are into books about startups. My favorite two sentences in the book, and perhaps my favorite two sentences I’ve…

What it takes to be a successful restaurateur (re-post from 2012)

I was going through some of the videos we’ve shot over the last few years, and I was reminded how much I love this short, inspiring video. I just had to re-post it. ————– December, 2012 I bet I’ve watched this video twenty times. Jake Wolf of Capital Club 16 in Raleigh, N.C. gets into…