Prologue Profiles (general)

Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Nick, who works for his family's real estate business, on the J train.

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"There is no greater force that I know of than a person who is on a mission." - Tony Bacigalupo

After college Tony got a job and he worked at an office.

He did not like this.

Soon after Tony was working from home.

He did not like this either.

Tony is now the co-founder New Work City - the first dedicated coworking space in New York, which opened its doors in 2008 and in 2010 raised over $17,000 on Kickstarter to help fund their current space at 412 Broadway.

You'll hear Tony discuss his journey into the world of co-working, the power of community and that if you're onto something you care about, your biggest job is to keep going:

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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Jen, an MFA candidate, on the F train.

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"Since I didn't have a design background I wanted to focus on one thing that I could get really good at." - Lyndsey Butler

After college, Lyndsey reached a fork in the road: law school or fashion.

Lyndsey is now the head of the fashion line, VEDA, which she launched in 2008 with her mentor Yael Aflalo, and specializes in making the perfect leather jacketIn 2013 VEDA launched its flagship store on Mercer Street in Soho.

You'll hear Lyndsey discuss how she got whisked away into the fashion worldthe importance of being chill, and that if you moved your fears to the side, all that would be left is what you want to do:

Direct download: Episode_052_Lyndsey_Butler_Fashion_Designer.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Andrew, a college freshman, on the J train.

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"It's not logical to turn down the big private equity salary and start building a non-profit out of your apartment in the East Village. But it's the thing that I knew I had to go do." - Adam Braun 

Originally from Greenwich, Connecticut, Adam (@adambraun) was on the path to working in finance. That all changed when as a junior in college Adam went on a trip to India which instilled in him a desire to help others and make a quality education available on a global scale.

In 2008, two years out of school and with $25 in a business account, Adam launched Pencils of Promisea non-profit that has now helped build over 200 schools in the developing world.

Adam is also releasing his first book, The Promise of a Pencil, published by Scribner and available in hardcover and e-book at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

You'll hear Adam discuss his journey to creating and building Pencils of Promise, the importance (and shortcomings) of passion, and how the one thing holding you back may be your biggest opportunity.

Direct download: 051_Adam_Braun_For_Purpose_Entrepreneur.mp3
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"For the first time in my life, I'm giving credence to all those guys who showed up at my high school when the teachers were hungover, telling us to do what we love and the money will follow." - Brian Trunzo

Brian (@nytbro) is a lawyer who wanted out. Last summer, he started a fashion blog called Nicetrybro.com. The blog caught the attention of the fashion world and he soon found himself flying to Italy for trade shows.

Less than two years after launching his blog, Brian will be leaving his law job to open Carson Street Clothiers, a menswear retail shop in New York City he co-owns with his law school friend/business partner.

You'll hear Brian discuss his journey from law depression to fashion obsession, the benefits of fearing failure, and how there may be more to yourself than you know.

Direct download: 021__Brian_Trunzo__Menswear_Retailer.mp3
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Daniel likes to do his own thing. As a journalist, this meant being one of the first to use social media to enhance his reporting back in 2008.

As he hopped from 4 jobs in 6 years, his unique skills and interests crossed paths with the needs of The New York Times who hired Daniel as a social media producer earlier this year.

You'll hear Daniel discuss his desire to break off from the pack, his tricky relationship with confidence and how a big idea is closer than you think.

Direct download: 017__Daniel_Victor__Social_Media_Producer.mp3
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Ben's made a major career change.

After college, Ben had worked in the corporate offices of Abercrombie & Fitch in Columbus Ohio, where he worked on product development and sales analysis. 

Last year, his strong desire to help others led Ben to leave his job and become a classroom teacher. He joined Teach For America and moved to a small rural town in Arkansas where he teaches 7-9th grade English. 

You'll hear from an educator with a strong conviction in his path ahead and who's willing to make significant sacrifices to achieve his dreams.

 

Direct download: 016__Ben_Gunty__English_Teacher.mp3
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