Proof: Fresh Air Improves Productivity and Your Bottom-Line!


What your people to be more productive? Here’s a novel idea, open the window! That’s right. Give them some fresh air! According to Joseph G. Allen , assistant professor and director of the Healthy Buildings program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the air quality in your office affects your employees productivity. He is the principal investigator […]


The Problem With Tariffs


Don’t be fooled by the idea that the other country will pay for the tariffs Everything is about to cost you more! Don’t be fooled by the idea that the other country will pay for the tariffs and somehow the US will just collect new funds to benefit the national budget. No, you will pay […]

Nanyang Technological University

Nanyang Technological University from Singapore Visit their Outdoor Classroom in The Wine Country

Cheap Skate vs. Above Board

What if, instead of sitting in a classroom, listening to a lecture, and watching a slide deck, you could go outside into a beautiful natural environment and enjoy an interactive learning experience? Instead of being lectured to, you could enjoy a skit performed live with the actors playing parts demonstrating the business principles throughout story. […]

Being Proactive and Be Indispensable


When we were building the Barefoot wine brand, we used to drive our people crazy. Every time there was a foul up, a glitch, or a mistake, we would stop everything, focus on what just happened, and more importantly brain storm ways to prevent it from reoccurring. Our people would push back with, “Look, we’ve […]

Russian Students

Russian Students Visit the Russian River!


We recently had the honor of hosting 40 graduate entrepreneurship students from Skolkovo Moscow School of Management. They were here to tour Silicon Valley and gain knowledge from the shrines of American Entrepreneurship. At the end of their tech tour, we invited them up to the Russian River wine country. Here they enjoyed some time […]