Exciting Strategic Direction for the Outdoor Industry

Schaffer&Combs is pleased to support Outdoor Industry Association — the organization ensuring the growth and success of the outdoor industry — with its Strategic Planning work this year. OIA invested significant time and effort through the past several months thinking deeply about the future: how can this trade association...

Why Are There So Few Good Managers?

Because good managers must also be good leaders. And good leaders are rare. That’s the bad news. In order to be a good manager you require two very different sets of skills: management and leadership. Most managers learn the former while ignoring, or even at the expense of, the...

Selfies with BAYCAT

Managing Partner Arthur Combs and Fellow Ben Biscocho with BAYCAT (Bayview Hunters Point Center for Arts & Technology) founder and CEO Villy Wang. We had a great time facilitating a crucial board retreat for this groundbreaking organization at Pixar’s campus over the weekend.