Mental Model: Seizing the Middle

Mental Model: Seizing the Middle

Basic Definition By aligning yourself in a certain domain with favorable characteristics, you are more likely to have greater flexibility and reap more rewards.   Explanation of the Concept Practically, what does this mean though?  The example that Shane Parrish...
Virgin Galactic (SPCE)

Virgin Galactic (SPCE)

Virgin Galactic’s proposed supersonic jet.  Image Source: Fox Business The History of Virgin Galactic Founded in 2004 by British billionaire Sir Richard Branson.  Branson has extensive experience in the business world, having founded the Virgin Group, a...
Marriott Vacations Worldwide (VAC)

Marriott Vacations Worldwide (VAC)

Marriott’s Desert Spring Villas II in Palm Desert, CA.  Image Source: TripAdvisor History   Check out Episode 135 to first hear about Marriott International (MAR) if you haven’t already Marriott Vacations Worldwide is a “vacation club” or timeshare company,...
Marriott International (MAR)

Marriott International (MAR)

The J.W. Marriott in Los Cabos, Mexico.  Image Source: Marriott Marriott Began With A Root Beer Stand   Founded by John Willard Marriott in 1927.  Him, his wife Alice, and a partner started a root beer stand in 1927.  He had noticed that people walking around in...
Host Hotels and Resorts (HST)

Host Hotels and Resorts (HST)

The Don Cesar in St. Pete, FL.  Image Source: Host Hotels and Resorts The History of Host Hotels and Resorts Began With Railroads The company’s origins start with the Van Noy brothers in Kansas City, Missouri in the late 1800s.  In 1897 Ira Clinton Van Noy, Charles...