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Your article is incredibly interesting because it considers a company who cannot change its business model, something that is unthinkable in most startups or sexy US companies. With necessity being the mother of invention, I enjoyed reading about how the company was smart about utilizing resources to maximize their output while forcing costs down. I would be interested to hear the conversations of management on the purchase of any capital equipment to know what is feasible. Finally, the idea of paying the employees in cigars is brilliant to the point you made of ensuring quality. It also sounds like the Cuban version of paying in stock options. Great job!
The only thing I hate more than shaving is buying razor blades at the grocery store. I had no idea that this existed in a vertically integrated fashion. I am incredibly impressed that the founders had the foresight to do that. The only direct competitor I see in this space is the dollar shave club which has marketed themselves on being inexpensive but also manly. But if I think about it, it seems that harry’s has a bit more high end feeling with its kit and personality, which is more appealing to me. I will have to check it out!
I have only just heard about this company so was pretty excited to see that you wrote about them. I can completely understand the stickiness of the product/service with customers. I am interested to learn more about how they either upsell or initially scope a project with a client. This is normally a really time-consuming and nitty-gritty task nailing down the details, but I am willing to guess that Palantir has a better way of doing it. Great read and good job!