Personal Blog of Scott Asner

Founding Principal of Eighteen Capital Group (18CG)

Hi, I’m Scott Asner and welcome to my blog.

I’m a founding Principal of Eighteen Capital Group (18CG) – a private equity firm, located in Leawood, Kansas.

I’m an investor, businessman and family man interested in sharing my experiences and personal insights across a variety of subjects that I’ve gained along the way.

Enjoy!

Recent Posts

Examples of Green-Tech Investments

Hi guys, Scott Asner here. In my previous blog post, I discussed the possibility of governments using stimulus packages to invest in green technologies that will, in turn, help create new jobs while bringing the U.S. into the forefront of burgeoning industries. However, it’s easy to just state these claims without giving thought to what … Continue reading

Scott Asner: Thoughts on Investing in Green-Tech

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us what a global economic crisis looks like. In just the first few weeks of the outbreak, the U.S. economy was pushed to the brink of a recession more severe than the one experienced in 2008. And due to the extraordinary nature of this emergency, policymakers were left working without … Continue reading

The Math of Gratitude (Part Two)

Hi all, It’s Scott Asner in Kansas City – welcome back to my blog! Previously, I shared some interesting facts related to the population of the United States in comparison to the rest of the world. I thought it was a fascinating topic that underscores just how lucky we all are in our daily lives. … Continue reading

The Math of Gratitude

Hi folks, Scott Asner here in Kansas City – hope you’re doing well. A friend of mine recently shared some interesting statistics about the global population, and I thought I would share some with you. It can be eye-opening to learn just how the globe breaks down into collective groups and how all of us … Continue reading

Fighting Coronavirus and the National Shutdown

Hello readers – Scott Asner here. I hope that you are all staying safe. Today, I thought I would take some time to think out loud about the state that we find ourselves in regarding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It has been several weeks since most cities and states have implemented shelter-in-place orders – closing … Continue reading

The Coronavirus Pandemic and Control Groups

Hello readers, I hope you are all doing well as we continue to endure the coronavirus pandemic. It has been a difficult time for many of us. People we know may have become ill, and others may have lost their sources of income. Here in Kansas City, and in many other parts of the country, … Continue reading

Best Apps to Make Your Life Easier

Hey everybody, As someone who has always been interested in the tech space – I want to take a moment to talk about apps. They’re everywhere and it seems like more options are coming out every day. There are apps that manage finances, apps to manage social media, and even apps to manage your home. … Continue reading

How to Make 2020 a Great Year

Hi folks – At the start of every year, millions of us take the time to come up with New Year’s resolutions and think of ways to maximize the year ahead of us. Now, it is very likely that these resolutions fall by the wayside early within the new year – in fact, it is … Continue reading

Rewarding Things about Running a Business

Hey there – Scott Asner of Eighteen Capital Group (18CG) here. In a previous post, I laid out some of the things that business owners should know about running a business. Now, I’d like to touch on some of the most rewarding aspects of creating and running your very own business. It is one of … Continue reading

Common Mistakes Business Owners Should Avoid

Hi there – it’s Scott Asner here, coming to you from Kansas City. In an earlier blog, I went over some of the things that business owners should know about running their own business. Today, I wanted to go into some additional common mistakes that I’ve learned during my time in the business world. Running … Continue reading

Simple Ways to Stay Healthy Throughout the Workweek

Staying healthy and active all day in the office is a big challenge for all employees. Especially considering that most of our modern workday is comprised of sitting for eight hours in front of the computer. And while this is the reality that we live in, it is absolutely terrible for your overall health. Everything … Continue reading

Tips for Being More Productive (Part 2)

Welcome back! In a previous blog post we discussed some practical ways that people can manage time and hobbies that anyone could develop to improve productivity throughout their lives. Continuing in that same spirit, I would like to include a couple more ways that you may use to jumpstart your workweek and achieve even more … Continue reading

S.M.A.R.T. Goals for Smart Achievers

You may have read about the importance of setting goals in my earlier blog entry, but today I wanted to make a special point about why it’s smart to set S.M.A.R.T. goals. It makes all the difference in terms of accomplishing your dreams. What are S.M.A.R.T. goals? S.M.A.R.T. is an acronym for a popular approach … Continue reading

Tips for Being More Productive (Part 1)

The modern world is a busy place. Reviewing memos, catching flights, attending meetings, reading endless e-mails – it adds up to a lot. We’re all looking for ways to make the workday more productive and to accomplish more of our goals in practical ways. Today, I’d like to share some of my personal tips and … Continue reading

A Brief History of Kansas City

Some people call it “Paris of the Plains,” – others call it the BBQ Capital of the World – or simply K.C. There are a lot of different names for Kansas City, Missouri but I just call it home. From its early days as a settlement for traders and trappers, Kansas City has been a … Continue reading

3 New Technologies in Real Estate

It’s no secret that I am a real estate enthusiast – not just in my work with Eighteen Capital Group (18CG) here in Kansas City, but also as a hobbyist. I love learning about the latest trends and seeing where the market is going at any given time, and you can learn a lot by … Continue reading

Musings on Greek Mythology

Ever since I was a child, I have been fascinated with the concept and details of Greek Mythology and how they directly reflect the values of the ancient societies that they were crafted from. In a way, these mythic tales about various gods and goddesses are really stories about the people of Greece as they … Continue reading

Cost-Effective Ways to Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

It’s essential that we give back to our environment in any way we can, and at Eighteen Capital Group, we do this by incorporating cutting-edge “green” technologies in all of our managed properties. Sustainability is key to the preservation of our ecosystem, and we can practice this in a multitude of ways. Homes that exude … Continue reading

Going Green

At Eighteen Capital Group, one of our most important principles is to ensure that managed properties benefit from added value components, such as integrating cutting-edge “green” technologies into the mix. For example, green-retrofit utility expense reduction and other efficiencies are key elements of the 18CG experience. Why go green? Many people believe that “green” simply … Continue reading

Ready for the Kick-off…

Hey sports fans – Scott here. This is the launch of my personal blog where I’ll be covering topics that interest me. Watch this space to get the latest on everything from sports to business to all-things-Kansas City. Make sure to subscribe to the mailing list to get these posts directly in your inbox. We’ll … Continue reading


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