This is part of a series of posts discussing the 5 Values of The Oak House.  You can see all the posts by clicking here. “Be kind for every man is fighting a hard battle.” – Ian MacLaren You never know what impact your actions might have on another person.  Read more…

This is part of a series of posts discussing the 5 Values of The Oak House.  You can see all the posts by clicking here. Have you ever heard the aphorism “a rising tide lifts all boats”?  Have you ever wondered where it comes from? The phrase is commonly attributed Read more…

This is part of a series of posts discussing the 5 Values of The Oak House.  You can see all the posts by clicking here. Simplicity has long been valued in various applications.  It is so valued in the military they developed an acronym for it; K.I.S.S. (keep it simple Read more…

This is part of a series of posts discussing the 5 Values of The Oak House.  You can see all the posts by clicking here. Servanthood has been a big deal in the leadership world for the past few decades.  Servant leadership became a buzzword around the turn of the Read more…

This is part of a series of posts discussing the 5 Values of The Oak House.  You can see all the posts by clicking here.   Love is a strange value for a business to express.  Usually, the value of love is reserved for a personal value.  So why did Read more…

I recently saw a post by the owner of Reformation Brewery located close by in Woodstock, GA.  The post is best summarized in this statement: “This one single truth is that all of life is to be lived OUT of salvation and not FOR salvation. Another way of saying it, all Read more…

I recently had a conversation with a good friend (Gary with Four 41 South  BBQ) where he told me about a conversation he had with a local Economic Development Manager.  They were talking about an existing coworking space and Gary mentioned The Oak House was opening in Canton.  After a Read more…

One of my responsibilities at The Oak House is to establish a handbook for how to run the place in my absence.  Now, granted, that plane is getting built as we jump off the cliff, but I put a lot of thought into what traits and principles I want our coworkers Read more…

Every once in a while, I will “go into the lab” where I will start toying with a new idea or a new coffee recipe which I find inspiring.  The latest lab experiment resulted in one of the most flavorful coffees I ever had.  I got the idea of this Read more…

So when we last left our hero, he was in the process of starting a coffee bus!  But he’s not anymore.  The short version of the story is the partnership which was established just didn’t work out.  We sold the bus and parted ways.  I had a blast building the Read more…