Episode #5 | A NASA Engineer Becomes a Noise-proofing Entrepreneur–How Walker Peek Finally Built the Company He Always Wanted

By |2021-02-03T18:52:54+00:00January 12th, 2021|Podcast|

Walker Peek always knew he wanted to start his own business; he just didn’t what kind of business it would be. After engineering school, he worked for several years as a contractor for NASA, but it wasn’t quite the right fit for him. Find out how an unexpected twist in a business-idea brainstorming session turned into an engineering firm selling products like acoustic panels to customers all around the world.


Episode #4 | Sleeping Through the SATs and Dreaming of his Own Restaurant: Eric Bialik’s Life in the Food Service Industry

By |2021-02-03T18:52:35+00:00December 29th, 2020|Podcast|

Eric Bialik has been working in restaurants since he was 15, and throughout his life he always came back to jobs in the food service industry. His academic career went off the rails shortly after high school, but after years of managing other people’s restaurants, he finally teamed up with the right partners to open a restaurant of his own. In the process he’s learned quite a lot about starting and running a business, and keeping employees engaged, motivated, happy, and productive.


Episode #3 | From Overachiever to Dropout and Back Again: The Many Lives of Brianna Bond

By |2021-02-03T18:52:20+00:00December 15th, 2020|Podcast|

In Brianna’s junior year of high school, she got excellent grades in advanced classes and kept to herself. Then her family moved, and her whole life went off the rails. For years she worked extra hard doing anything she could to get by, and now she runs her own accounting agency, Ledger, for web-based businesses. She’s learned a lot along the way about business, hard work, and survival.


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