coffee noir: chap's daily blog

working from home

Chapman GrubbOctober 28, 20202 comments

This is a hot button topic right now. Lots of people are talking about it. I thought I’d throw in my two cents as someone who has essentially been working from home (or my van) for years. There is no reason to go crazy doing a deep dive into this...

unpopular opinion

Chapman GrubbOctober 27, 2020

I love advertisements. I like watching them and analyzing them. That comes from growing up with a dad in the marketing business. He always asked me to consider the intention of ads. What were they trying to accomplish? What decisions went into this purchase? I have watched the marketing industry...

late night work

Chapman GrubbOctober 26, 2020

It can be hard when you book meetings all day to stay fresh. To keep your mind sharp to close out strong. Bezos has the luxury of starting his day at 10:00 am. First time founders, however, are not so fortunate.  We have to push through and work when the...

relaxing and recovering

Chapman GrubbOctober 03, 2020

Sometimes you need to reflect. To reflect and recover. To gameplan the next steps. It’s not good to always just push forwards. Sometimes, regrouping is the best strategy.

pitching perfectly

Chapman GrubbOctober 02, 2020

COVID has forced all my pitching to be virtual. I’d love to pitch live. My energy is one of my greatest assets. It’s hard to get that to show in a super short virtual setting. I am ready to take on what’s next. More competitions, more investors. More work.