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

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...
Immigrating for the American Dream

Immigrating for the American Dream

This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post. Immigrants have sailed to American shores for centuries to escape persecution, create economic opportunity, and pursue the “American Dream.” They bring an extraordinary hunger to succeed and a strong belief in...