Dog & Catmandu

Feel welcome at our 6-acre compound in the suburbs of Richmond, Virginia. You’ll find a very calming, spiritual experience as envisioned by the owner Jerry Gorde. Built by an architect who was a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright. Jerry puts a lot of effort and energy into creating the magical atmosphere here. Although it is hard to describe, most who visit feel it deeply.

We host deep conversations! Our salons are inspired by Hemingway’s book Moveable Feast, about his time in the 1920s attending Gertrude Stein’s salons. These were frequented by the time’s leading thinkers, philosophers, and artists. We hope you will be one of the leaders that join us at Dog & Catmandu.

Jerry is retired, and as a means of paying it forward, this is one of his passions. Jerry founded and ran Vatex, an employee-owned production company, for 30 years before retiring and successfully exiting it. He is one of the smartest people that I know, with firmly held principles as demonstrated by many years highly ranked on the Inc 500 list with several publications, being chosen as Virginia’s entrepreneur of the year, and as a runner up as the US entrepreneur of the year which included a presidential audience.

Dog & Catmandu is our home. We are not a conference venue that can be booked for next Thursday. If we like you and are interested in the conversation being contemplated that is your entry.

Hosting the founder of an innovative transportation company for a long weekend to discuss refinancing his turnaround company is one example of recent conversations. Next month, a senior team from a prominent consulting firm will visit for a day to learn about and brainstorm alternatives for employee ownership. In some cases, we are educators, in some cases we are moderators, and in all cases, we are participants.

Interested? Simply contact us and let’s begin a conversation.

Conversations can save the world.

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