89 Dan Miller

October 7, 2012 by  
Filed under All, Writing

What’s it like being a writer & encourager?

Dan Miller (of 48 Days to the Work You Love fame) is a writer, speaker and encourager. His is the story of one who decided to listen to the voices that said “you can do it” and ignore those who said “don’t even try.” Now he helps others find their way, telling them that success is a direction, not a destination.

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82 Scott Jenson

October 6, 2012 by  
Filed under All, Art, Tech

What’s it like being a user experience designer?

This is the story of a kid from Milwaukee who went to college at Stanford. But it’s more about how an introverted nerd became president of his senior class. Scott Jenson successfully learned to bridge the gap between programming and design. He’s a user experience designer of hardware and software.

And you’ll learn how Apple should have designed the IPad. To learn more about Frog Design, click here: http://www.frogdesign.com/

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80 Maruo Porcini

October 6, 2012 by  
Filed under All, Art, Business

What’s it like being a designer?

This is the story of a boy from Milan, Italy who grew up to be a designer and then moved to…Minnesota? Mauro (au is aw, and remember to roll the r) Porcini (pore chee knee) is great fun. He’s smart, talented and learned to speak English in Ireland.

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79 Andy Ihnatko

October 6, 2012 by  
Filed under All, Tech, Writing

What’s it like being a tech journalist?

I’m tempted to say he has a voice for radio but I can hear Andy asking “did you say voice or face?” For the record, I said voice. In addition to his melodic tones, Andy is a quick wit, a knowledgeable techie and a skilled writer. And when you want to know about technology, he’s the guy who will tell you what you need to know and do it in an interesting way.

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71 David Allen

October 6, 2012 by  
Filed under All, Business, Writing

What’s it like to be a consultant-writer (GTD)?

This is a story of how a kid from the South who is raised by his windowed mother figures out who he is. Once he’s figured out his edges, he discovers his calling: helping others be more productive. David Allen is best known for his book Getting Things Done. But there’s more to the man. Oh, and Happy Birthday, David.

Use the player below or click this link: David Allen Interview

68 Jennifer Carrasco

December 14, 2011 by  
Filed under All, Art, The Arts

What’s it like being a muralist?

Alki is a little peninsula with beautiful view of Seattle. It’s a great place to be an artist. And it’s the place where Jennifer Carrasco paints murals. As a child, she learned to paint on large pieces of newsprint. It must have been formative because she continues to paint large, up to 30×40 feet.

Use the player below or click this link: Jennifer Carrasco Interview

65 Mark Ulriksen

December 6, 2011 by  
Filed under All, Art, The Arts

What’s it like being an illustrator?

If you like the cover art on the cover of New Yorker magazine, you like Mark Ulriksen’s work. He is an artist, painter, illustrator, and lover of baseball and dogs. His subjects are often famous people. And I’m going to commission Mark to paint my portrait…just as soon as I’m rich and famous.

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61 Jere Smith

November 21, 2011 by  
Filed under All, Art, The Arts

What’s it like being an artist?

This is the story of how you can start out with a degree in psychology but became a fine artist. Or at least how Jere Smith did it. He always was an artist but it took Jere a couple of decades to accept that description of himself. His journey to art included living in Alaska and a trip to Europe. But no matter how long it took, Jere is happy he has finally arrived.

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59 Peter Baylies

November 14, 2011 by  
Filed under All, The Arts, Writing

What’s it like being a stay-at-home Dad?

You may have seen Peter Baylies on TV or heard him on the radio. This professional photographer turned stay at home Dad, started a newsletter and wrote a book to help other Dads. Staying home is work too, and, as Peter notes, very fulfilling.

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53 Tom Stangeland

October 25, 2011 by  
Filed under All, The Arts, Woodworking

What’s it like turning hobbies into businesses?

Seattle is a great place for woodworking and wine making. And Tom Stangeland does both. Separately. He’s just a multi-talented craftsman who likes to turn hobbies into businesses.

Use the player below or click this link: Tom Stangeland Interview

 

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