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  1. Maxine Clark: Build-A-Bear Mega Founder Turns to Social Entrepreneurship Carl Landau, Maxine Clark 49:16

We have a celebrity sighting this month on the show……Maxine Clark. She is one of the true innovators in the retail industry. At age 48 she became a first-time entrepreneur and founded Build-A-Bear Workshop. Within just a few years, she took her company public on the New York Stock Exchange. Most importantly, she’s had a big impact on millions of children and adults from their Build-A-Bear experience.

What makes her story even more amazing is what Maxine is doing now her 70’s…

• More about Maxine Clark: https://clarkfoxstl.com/team/maxine-clark 

• Episode Content: https://pickleballmediahq.com/blog/Maxine-Clark-Interview-Build-A-Bear-Mega-Founder-Turns-to-Social-Entrepreneurship 

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• Sponsored by Mike Ownbey, COMPASS: https://www.mikeownbey.com 

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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.