Welcome to TrashPandaThoughts, a newsletter written by Mr. Trash, the Founder of Trash Panda Capital.
I first want to start out this week's issue with a few updates from my side.
I made a decision to make this newsletter a full part of my company, Trash Panda Capital.
My writings are a reflection of the heart that I am building with my business, and I think it's a great idea to link the two. 🔗
Going forward, nothing is really going to change except I'll probably talk more about my business and what's going on with it.
If you have any topics or suggestions for the newsletter, feel free to let me know!
I'm going to start off today by telling this story of an aircraft.
As I mentioned before, I'm a huge plane nerd. I worked in the industry before as a consultant and it's one of the things that is really deep in my heart and a favorite past time.
The aircraft that is the most talked about today is the British Aerospace (BAe) 146, (also known as the Avro RJ in later variations, and shown above).🛩️
This is a 4 engine, T-tail aircraft that is used primarily for regional routes.
I want to talk about this aircraft because it was a unique plane that When it was first designed in the 1970's and 1980's, there were two classes of regional aircraft:
- 40-60 seat, turboprop airliners such as the Fokker F-27, Hawker Siddeley HS 748 , re-engined Convair CV Series which were fuel efficient & quiet, but slow, small and based on dated technology.
- 65-110+ seat jets such as the Fokker F-28, Douglas DC-9, Boeing 737 , which were fast and larger, but fuel hungry, required long runways, and noisier.
There was no regional aircraft that was a combination of the best of both worlds: fast, large, able to take off from short runways or STOL fields, and fuel efficient. Then came along the BAe 146. 👨✈️
This aircraft is so unique because somebody decided to design it to fit a niche desired by the market.
The BAE 146 is whisper quiet compared to others aircraft from the time, it can take off from short fields like London City airport (<4500 ft!), and it can also fly up to about 1,500 miles depending on the model, and it also became a fuel sipper for a bit.
However, it never sold in massive numbers, like the Embraer E-JET, Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 families. Its largely a footnote in aviation history, but still stands out in many ways.
I have the BAe 146 on my office wall, on two posters.
One with other regional aircraft of its era and present day, and another by itself.
Both of these pictures remind me what I am building: the BAe 146 of Private Equity. 🦄
What do I mean by that? I want to build one of the world's most automated Private Equity firms, and trickle this down to our port-cos, where we automated them as much as we can.
I want to be the unique, but also stand out from the crowd and be a decent size. I don't need all the wealth, attention or resources in the world.
In fact I would much rather be in the shadows like a Trash Panda, doing things in the dark while others aren't paying attention, and benefiting from it.
But to get there, I need to make small steps that build into something big.
It has been hard to make any steps recently, because I have been in my head about this stuff, and would rather be comfortable with where I am.
However, this was shattered by a realization over the past 24-48 hours.
My success is determined by myself only. I cannot rely on others to help guide me and give me the easy way out.
I know deep down inside that what ever I do, I will be great at.
I know deep down inside that people are begging for me to launch my Salesforce training products (even if they don't know it yet).
I know deep down inside that I can build a kick-ass Private Equity firm, while both helping and running laps around the competition.
Now I just need to do it.
Stay tuned, I'll be officially launching the website and branding for Trash Panda Capital in the coming weeks.
Also, one of my first port-cos, TameTheForce, will be launching their first course, Salesforce Reports and Dashboards for users!
Until next time,
Mr. Trash 🦝
Catch me on Twitter @mrtrash757 ! 🐦
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