Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Best Micro Brews in SLC


Yes I know it's only 3.2%, but we're stuck with it and we might as well drink the best of what's available. All joking aside, in spite of the draconian Utah alcohol laws, there are some fine brewmasters in SLC. Vote on the best Lager, Pilsner, Ale, Porter and Stout in the surveys to your right...





Monday, October 22, 2007

Carolina Blue


I'm a climber, so normally the Carolina Blue skies my state is known for are a welcome sight. It means the rock is dry and the bouldering landing zones aren't soggy.

This Summer was a different story. We had 140 consecutive days without any measurable rainfall. We are in the middle of the worst drought NC has seen in its recorded history. Some of the lake levels in the area are down 30%.

So, am I climbing any better with all of this dry weather? Unfortunately, we've also had a near record number of days with triple-digit temperatures. Ditto for days in the 90's. So, the answer is no...

Today, the sky is full of clouds. It's a welcome sight.

This Week in The B.O.S.S. Report

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THE B.O.S.S. REPORT. KNOW MORE. NOW.

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TOP STORIES:
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o Paddlesports look positive for 2008...
o Oakley sees double-digit Q3 growth...
o Nautilus puts Pearl Izumi on the block;
posts Q3 loss...
o VF Corp. raises guidance on strong Q3 results...
o Investor Conference provides more market insight...
o Jacques Lavertue loses battle with cancer...
o Other Stories include Vans, REI, Spyder,
lucy, Huffy, Columbia, Patagonia Europe,
and many more...

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Friday, October 19, 2007

VF Does it Again

VF Corporation third quarter revenues rose 15% to a record $2,073.2 million, compared with $1,810.1 million in the third quarter of 2006, driven by higher revenues across the Outdoor, Jeanswear and Imagewear businesses and from revenues from 2007 acquisitions. Earnings per share from continuing operations rose 13%, to a record $1.86 from $1.64 last year. Net income was $207.2 million, or $1.84 per share, compared with $197.7 million, or $1.75 per share in the prior year quarter...

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Is Outdoor Cool Again?


Some interesting, decidedly outdoor-inspired footwear is hitting the fashion scene...

Via Cool Hunting

A Sad Day...

Jacques Lavertue Passes Away

On October 13, 2007, Jacques Lavertue passed away at home surrounded by his family after a courageous eight-month battle with cancer. He was 53. Jacques is survived by his loving wife, Caroline; son, Alexander; sister, Lise and father, Armand. With his deep passion for adventure and keen business acumen, Jacques lived many a lifetime in one that ended too soon.

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Monday, October 15, 2007

This Week in The B.O.S.S. Report

Most of you have probably already read this since we're doing a marketing push this month, but here it is:

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THE B.O.S.S. REPORT. KNOW MORE. NOW.

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TOP STORIES:
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o REI's new prototype store in boulder focuses on
community and green design...
o Grassroots Outdoor Alliance members top the Outdoor
Business 25 best retailers list...
o Rutabaga's Weidman to focus on non-profit involvement...
o Garmin inks deal to acquire Danish distributor...
o West Marine begins to turn the boat around in Q3...
o The Conservation Alliance distributes $400,000 in grants...
o Other Stories include Cabela's, Osprey, Jet Boil,
Patagonia, ExOfficio, Quiksilver, and many more...

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Black is the New Green

Heap Media created a black version of of Google, called Blackle, which will, according to calculations, save roughly 750 mega watt/hours per year with the exact same functions as the standard Google version.

BLACKLE

six degrees of seperation...

Looks like Warren Buffet is reading SGB now.

A letter from Russell...

Tom,

Hi! So sorry for the delay in reaching out to you! Fantastic article. Doug sent it to Warren Bufffet. Thanks for taking the time to do such a comprehensive story. We’ve received a lot of calls from the Industry. I think it may be one of your best interviews!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007