Monthly Archives: April 2018

How Vineyard Vines Built A Giant Brand Without Raising A Penny Of Equity

I love success stories. Over the past 20 years, Shep and Ian Murray built a premier clothing brand business that has weathered price wars, the rise of fast fashion and the explosion in online shopping. Vineyard Vines, founded in 1998, now has 95 stores. Even more impressive is that the owners have maintained 100% ownership of the company! Read more:

A Quiet Place


Reviews have dubbed A Quiet Place, a “nerve-shredding assault on the senses.” Can’t wait to see it. In short, John Krasinski stars with his wife, Emily Blunt, hearing-impaired child actor Millicent Simmonds and British-born rising star Noah Jupe as a family who has survived the invasive predators that are hunting humanity. These monsters hunt by sound, with survival depending on silence. That’s what makes the movie so suspenseful — or so I’m told.

If you’ve seen it, let me know what you thought!

League Salary Increased This Season

In a bold move, the NBA G League is doing away with its “A” and “B” payment tiers for the 2018-19 season. It will instead raise G League salary to $7,000 a month for all players, amounting to $35,000 for a five-month season. Still doesn’t seem like much!

Previously, players in the G League could earn an “A” salary of $26,000 per season, while players with a “B” salary would earn $19,000 per season.  The league is trying to make it more attractive for players to stay and play here rather than go abroad where they could make a lot more money.

The Bruce Lee Foundation


I just came across this today. The Bruce Lee Foundation, originally started as a grassroots movement to honor Bruce Lee’s philosophies and dedication to his craft and his life, has provided over $80,000 in financial assistance to students and families in the U.S.  This thriving 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization is designed to motivate individuals around the world to become the best version of themselves.

Check it out: