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Interview with Ryan Frederick about His New Book, The Founder’s Manual

I just finished reading a terrific new book, The Founder’s Manual: A Guidebook for Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur, by Ryan Frederick. I found it to be an excellent resource for startups, entrepreneurs, and anyone who develops or markets new products. Watch Ryan Frederick and I discuss his book in this video interview. And here’s a transcription of our conversation, which has been edited for length and clarity.

Entrepreneurship + Creativity in Times of Crisis: My Story of Writing a Book

Entrepreneurship + Creativity in Times of Crisis: My Story of Writing a Book

“Crisis is opportunity.” You’ve probably heard that catch phrase numerous times. The word crisis evokes for me an anxiety-producing event, such as a financial/job loss, a breakup, a health problem, or political instability. However, when I look up the word on Dictionary.com, it reads, “a stage in a sequence of events at which the trend of all future events, especially for better or for worse, is determined; a turning point.”

Sound Entrepreneurship: Audio Test Kitchen

Sound Entrepreneurship: Audio Test Kitchen

Alex Oana and I first met at St. Olaf College, back when I was a music student (clarinet/saxophone) and Alex an aspiring sound engineer. Alex recently launched his company and eponymous product, Audio Test Kitchen. St. Olaf Alumni Magazine gave me the opportunity to...

Celebrating a Lifetime of Creativity: My Aunt Kate Turns 90

Celebrating a Lifetime of Creativity: My Aunt Kate Turns 90

My Aunt Kate has been a visual artist her entire life. She graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1974 and later became a member of the women’s co-op gallery Artemesia. It was modeled after A.I.R. Gallery (Artists in Residence), the first all-female artists...

Remembering Russ Anderson (Who Always Had a Joke)

Remembering Russ Anderson (Who Always Had a Joke)

Following is the second in a series of oral histories from the people featured in the book Faces of a Fish Empire. (Read the first story here.) Jim Laur (pictured above, left) remembered the following story about driving the Empire Fish truck with his co-workers Russ...

Learning How to Fillet a Fish – by Juan Carrasco

Learning How to Fillet a Fish – by Juan Carrasco

Following is the first in a series of oral histories from the people featured in the book Faces of a Fish Empire. Juan Carrasco attended the gallery opening of my Dad’s photography exhibit and remembered the following story. (You can read the second one here.) “I...

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