Journal: Merging Is Not In Nature

January 17, 2013

in Journal Notes

Thursday location:  Seven  |  Studio     ||     7:40 am – 9:30 pm

Honey with Hup in the Belgianest of colors

  • Business Development:  Working on closing the year for three businesses at once.  Of course, I’m not doing the hard work, I’m pulling some stuff together and Jennifer is doing the hardest work.  And Patria is doing a lot of the preliminary work for Ride Studio Cafe.  An amazing year in all three businesses in which I cause trouble.
  • Engineering:  Honey Race bike deflection tests wrapped up today.  Confirmed that these frames are VERY stiff.  Hit the target for frame stiffness.  It’s always nice when the math on paper works out in the real world.  Now for the riding of the Honeys.  For some reason we have a good queue of interested test riders.

  • Product Development:  Down to the final steps on the Five Honey Bikes that will be on display this weekend at Ride Studio Cafe.  The team has been doing a fantastic job, including Mike S., Staci S., Jordan L., and Lloyd G.

Post title:  “Merging is not in nature.  [Nature’s] process is the exact opposite:  one of growth, fragmentation, and dispersal.  The point is that unlike corporations, which just get bigger, bee colonies know when the time has come to split up into smaller colonies which can grow value faster.”  –  David Lascelles

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