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From the Inkwell: 2024 Star Strong Book Club

Welcome to From the Inkwell, hosted by Star Strong Capital. This novel initiative inspires and engages leaders at the helm of innovation and growth. This club is the fruit of a shared passion that ignited over a few years, witnessing the need for ongoing learning within our community.

United by their insatiable curiosity and relentless pursuit of efficiency and growth, Spring (Founder, CEO) and Rache (COO) met during a Connecticut Innovations inaugural book club event entitled "Overbooked" in October 2021. Their shared hunger for knowledge and our commitment to finding better, more efficient ways of doing things have driven us to create this platform. They are embarking on a mission to foster a community of like-minded professionals through the transformative power of reading.

"We believe in the perpetual cycle of learning and its undeniable impact on personal and professional development," says Spring Hollis. "It's more than a book club; it's a platform for growth, inspiration, and connection."

From the Inkwell is uniquely tailored for Founders, Investors, and Executives committed to ongoing learning and excellence. Our quarterly book series is meticulously selected to resonate with the challenges and opportunities of the current macroeconomic environment. 

"From the Inkwell" is your quarterly invitation to delve into thought-provoking business literature carefully chosen by Spring and Rache. Our curated list explores diverse topics relevant to the current economic landscape, focusing on the key ingredients for business success:

  • Personal self-improvement: Enhance your personal mastery and leadership skills.

  • Leadership & development: Discover new ways to lead and inspire your team.

  • Accelerating growth: Unearth strategies to propel your business forward.

  • Foundership: Gain insights into the unique challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship.

  • Creativity: Spark innovation and unlock the power of unconventional thinking.

  • Humor: Because even the most serious business leaders need a dose of laughter!

"We aim to create a space where ideas flourish, perspectives widen, and bonds strengthen," Rache Brand comments. "By connecting through books, we share insights, foster innovation, and build a supportive network that propels us all forward."

In its inaugural year From the Inkwell will host two hybrid events, offering both in-person and virtual participation options. These gatherings will not only delve into the intricacies of each selected book but also facilitate lively discussions, idea exchanges, and networking opportunities among peers. Our vision is to cultivate a vibrant community where the collective passion for reading and learning becomes a catalyst for growth and success.

As we embark on this exciting journey together, we invite you to join us in turning the pages of possibility, unlocking new realms of knowledge, and contributing to a narrative of collective achievement. Let's build a legacy of learning and leadership that transcends the conventional, one book at a time. Join us as we turn the pages, unlock new perspectives, and empower one another to achieve remarkable things.

Welcome to From the Inkwell – where leaders read, grow, and connect.

Are you ready to dive in?

2024 Book Schedule

While we would love to recommend a book a month, we know how busy our founder and investor community are. We have paired down our From the Inkwell Book Club selection to 6 books over the year, PLUS our 2023 book of the year: Extreme Ownership.

We have two events scheduled, one in May and one in September. We hope you join us!


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