2012: The Year We Had a Baby and Started Living the “4-Hour Work Week”

Jacob, 3 days old

Back in 2012 Katie was 26, I was 27 and we had been married for five and a half years. After travelling for 16 months on one way tickets we came back home to good ole Upper Hutt. The previous year we had picked up the Silverspoon (a local restaurant that was about to close) … Read more

6 Blog Posts About Time by People Way Smarter Than Me

Text Message

This text came in the other day from a friend… “How do you juggle being a good husband, dad, business owner, friend and still find time to think, journal and reflect? You’re great at it and I think people would totally benefit from any tips you have! Obviously everyone has time to think…but you seem … Read more

How Changing Habits, Management Theory and Beer Logs Relate to Each Other

What Gets Measured Gets Managed

Peter Drucker, Management Expert There is a quote on our wall:  “What gets measured gets managed.” It looks like I have incorrectly attributed it to Peter Drucker who wrote the classic management book The Effective Executive. It also looks like there is some good debate about how this quote applies to things you can’t measure in business, … Read more

Getting a Run Down Restaurant to Turn a Profit

Lunch at the Restaurant

This is the first post in a series: Maccas to Million$ – A mini-series of lessons learned from McDonald’s and how it helped us buy, fix and sell the Silverspoon – A local restaurant that was about to close its doors. Find out more about the series here. Our First Accountant Our first accountant was … Read more