Tag: Investment

  • The East India Company and the Origins of Corporate Risk Taking

    The East India Company and the Origins of Corporate Risk Taking

    The East India Company became one of the largest companies that ever existed and controlled half of all world trade at one point. Its beginnings (and its eventual success) are based on the innovation of risk taking: The company existed for over 400 years and its original intention was to import spices from Indonesia. In 1599, the […]

  • The Zurich Axioms: A Summary through the Lens of Antifragility

    The Zurich Axioms: A Summary through the Lens of Antifragility

    The Zurich Axioms are based on the axioms that Swiss bankers have used to increase and preserve wealth over generations. I decided to look at the axioms through the lens of antifragility and with coaching principles in mind in order to better understand how to apply them. It’s all very well reading the axioms and […]

  • OKR Meet up: One Good OKR and a Small Bet

    I was recently invited by Natalija Helscoe (author of book ‘OKRs at the Centre‘) to give an online talk about our Saltwood start-up and how we were able to use one good OKR to get our business started. Here are the slides: After the talk a few of us ‘hung around’ online and chatted further. […]

  • How Good Pricing Built Hamlet’s Castle

    How Good Pricing Built Hamlet’s Castle

    This is a short story about the history of value and pricing. Between the shores of modern day Denmark and Sweden, there is a slim body of water only a couple of miles wide. Hundreds of years ago, merchant ships sailed to and fro between the Baltic Sea and North sea, carrying their cargo to […]