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Last edited 20230911 from my office in Madrid, Spain.

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European launch of Living Fashions

It has been 3 months since we bought a brand which sells towels. I am now a little more familiar with the business and feel comfortable enough to launch the EU operations. The launch is not as simple as I thought it was going to be, it turns out that the towel market is quite regional. Every country in the EU has different demand when it comes to towels. Different colours, textures, sizes and even shapes of towels.

I am still confident that the big players of Living Fashions will do well in the EU. Lead time is about 105 days. We can expect the launch of th EU to happen by the end of this year.

Getting back into the boring groove of executing well

Most of the work which needed to be done to absorb the operations of Living Fashions is done now. Now the focus has to be on executing well for both our legacy business and this new brand. This work has no adrenaline but it's what allows us to squeeze returns from what we are operating.

I foresee being able to go back to thinking about another acquisition in about 18 to 24 months if we execute well.

Finalizing some administrative work for being in Spain

I have been an immigrant since I was 10 years old. Administrative work has been a permanent presence for me. It still hurts though. I have been waiting for my ID card in spain for nearly 4 months now. I am working on getting this.

Building a short video course to teach people how to use keepassxc as a password manager

Unfortunately, too few people use password managers these days. I have been explicit about it at my company asking and even enforcing their use. Yet, for some reason people still resist. I hope that this course will entice people to use them.