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May 4th, 2021 Mature Content

Alan Newman: Real Deal Entrepreneur — Riskiest Hobby in the World!

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  1. Alan Newman: Real Deal Entrepreneur -- Riskiest Hobby in the World! Carl Landau, Alan Newman 38:07

Alan Newman doesn’t really have hobbies—if he did, it would be to continually start new companies! Alan is the real deal. He is a serial entrepreneur, part of a rare breed of risk-takers who start up companies as often as they have new ideas. He’s started dozens of successful businesses and he seems to have a gift for picking the next new hot markets. Alan founded the burgeoning mail-order Gardener’s Supply Company, he co-founded the incredibly popular eco-friendly Seventh Generation line of home products and then he launched a successful micro beer biz as that industry was taking off, the Magic Hat Brewing Company. And the list of companies he creates goes on still today!

This episode is compelling not only because of Alan Newman’s long list of accomplishments, but also because it’s about the man himself. He’s brilliant, self-effacing and enjoys chaos, knowing how to find his way through it. (You’ve also need to listen to see who wins the battle of the sarcastic old Jews this week.) Never bet against a genius dude in a giant white beard from Vermont!

• For more about Alan Newman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Newman_(entrepreneur)

• Alan Newman’s Appearance on “How I Built This”: https://www.npr.org/2021/01/22/959614771/seventh-generation-alan-newman-and-jeffrey-hollender

• Episode Content: https://pickleballmediahq.com/blog/Alan-Newman-Interview-Life-Way-Outside-the-Box

• Subscribe to the “I Used to be Somebody” Newsletter: https://pickleballmediahq.com

Carl Landau Author, Podcaster

Carl Landau is co-author of the new book, Pickleball for dummies. He has been an entrepreneur since the age of 26 and now in (un)Retirement is founder of Pickleball Media. He has started and sold three successful media companies, published five magazines (software development, winemaking and craft brewing industries). He currently hosts the popular podcast I Used to be Somebody, inspiring 50-plus-year-olds how to build their (un)retirement good life, including, of course, a little bit about the virtues of the game he loves — pickleball.

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