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MECHANICAL ENGINEER/CEO of BLOSSOM COFFEE, IN-DEPTH: Key Decisions

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Jeremy is Owner/CEO is a Mechanical Engineer that owns of his own company that makes the "perfect cup of coffee." He has worked for many big companies as a mechanical engineer before decided to get into the world of start up companies.

School: Massachusetts Institute of Technology - University of Illinois Urbana
Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Job Title: CEO
Employer: Blossom Coffee

Job Summary: Mechanical Engineers

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Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical devices, including tools, engines, and machines.

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$50,000 - $120,000
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m='17670'>was</span> <span m='18510'>almost</span> <span m='18890'>three</span> <span m='19030'>years</span> <span m='19210'>ago.</span> </p><p><span m='20480'>I</span> <span m='20820'>finished</span> <span m='21220'>my</span> <span m='21330'>internship</span> <span m='21780'>at</span> <span m='21850'>Apple.</span> <span m='22450'>And</span> <span m='23500'>instead</span> <span m='23910'>of</span> <span m='24040'>staying</span> <span m='24410'>at</span> <span m='24490'>the</span> <span m='24570'>company</span> <span m='25850'>to</span> <span m='25990'>be</span> <span m='26150'>an</span> <span m='26230'>engineer,</span> <span m='26870'>I</span> <span m='27400'>decided</span> <span m='27880'>that</span> <span m='27980'>I</span> <span m='28040'>wanted</span> <span m='28540'>to</span> <span m='29800'>start</span> <span m='30430'>a</span> <span m='30580'>company</span> <span m='30900'>that</span> <span m='31010'>made</span> <span m='31160'>coffee</span> <span m='31440'>equipment.</span> <span m='32619'>And</span> <span m='33680'>I</span> <span m='33790'>believed</span> <span m='34360'>very</span> <span m='35120'>strongly</span> <span m='35560'>that</span> <span m='35720'>coffee</span> <span m='36010'>equipment</span> <span m='36750'>could</span> <span m='36960'>be</span> <span m='37080'>better,</span> <span m='37560'>and</span> <span m='37700'>that</span> <span m='37780'>with</span> <span m='37880'>better</span> <span m='38110'>equipment,</span> <span m='38940'>coffee</span> <span m='39470'>and</span> <span m='39570'>coffee</span> <span m='39830'>culture</span> <span m='40260'>could</span> <span m='40400'>be</span> <span m='40510'>improved.</span> <span m='41030'>And</span> <span m='41530'>I</span> <span m='41770'>believe</span> <span m='42000'>very</span> <span m='42140'>strongly</span> <span m='42540'>that</span> <span m='42700'>these</span> <span m='42890'>were</span> <span m='43000'>important</span> <span m='43540'>things</span> <span m='44280'>for</span> <span m='44440'>the</span> <span m='44550'>world</span> <span m='45240'>and</span> <span m='45440'>that</span> <span m='45670'>my</span> <span m='45870'>ideas</span> <span m='46520'>behind</span> <span m='46910'>it</span> <span m='47020'>were</span> <span m='47160'>unique</span> <span m='47590'>and</span> <span m='47720'>were</span> <span m='47830'>not</span> <span m='48060'>being</span> <span m='48220'>executed</span> <span m='48680'>by</span> <span m='48830'>anyone</span> <span m='49100'>else.</span> </p><p><span m='51020'>And</span> <span m='51190'>so</span> <span m='51430'>in</span> <span m='51570'>this</span> <span m='51760'>moment,</span> <span m='52020'>I</span> <span m='52110'>decided</span> <span m='53140'>to</span> <span m='53260'>take</span> <span m='53470'>some</span> <span m='53590'>time</span> <span m='54300'>to</span> <span m='54460'>pursue</span> <span m='54780'>this</span> <span m='55010'>to</span> <span m='55130'>see</span> <span m='55680'>if</span> <span m='56770'>other</span> <span m='56990'>people</span> <span m='57220'>would</span> <span m='57370'>find</span> <span m='57590'>it</span> <span m='57690'>to</span> <span m='57760'>be</span> <span m='57860'>as</span> <span m='57970'>valuable</span> <span m='58550'>as</span> <span m='58930'>I</span> <span m='59030'>found</span> <span m='59280'>it</span> <span m='59360'>to</span> <span m='59430'>be.</span> <span m='61010'>And</span> <span m='61320'>so</span> <span m='61390'>that</span> <span m='61500'>was</span> <span m='61620'>three</span> <span m='61760'>years</span> <span m='61930'>ago</span> <span m='62110'>now.</span> <span m='62390'>So</span> <span m='63090'>ultimately,</span> <span m='63480'>that</span> <span m='63660'>was</span> <span m='64480'>proven</span> <span m='64739'>to</span> <span m='64780'>be</span> <span m='64879'>true.</span> <span m='65690'>And</span> <span m='66660'>that's</span> <span m='66840'>kind</span> <span m='66960'>of</span> <span m='67030'>led me</span> <span m='67230'>here.</span> </p><p><span m='68420'>I'd</span> <span m='68610'>say</span> <span m='68770'>it's</span> <span m='69360'>pretty</span> <span m='69600'>hard</span> <span m='69950'>to</span> <span m='70100'>find</span> <span m='71720'>a</span> <span m='71820'>job</span> <span m='72050'>in</span> <span m='72110'>this</span> <span m='72260'>industry.</span> <span m='73160'>I mean,</span> <span m='73510'>it's</span> <span m='73660'>always</span> <span m='73880'>a</span> <span m='73940'>challenge</span> <span m='74310'>to</span> <span m='74410'>find</span> <span m='74880'>a</span> <span m='74920'>good</span> <span m='75140'>job</span> <span m='75410'>that</span> <span m='75520'>you</span> <span m='75640'>really</span> <span m='75850'>enjoy</span> <span m='76870'>that</span> <span m='77150'>gives</span> <span m='77390'>you</span> <span m='77680'>somewhere</span> <span m='78000'>to</span> <span m='78070'>grow</span> <span m='79020'>that</span> <span m='79890'>lets</span> <span m='80050'>you</span> <span m='80140'>do</span> <span m='80320'>things</span> <span m='80730'>that</span> <span m='81320'>you</span> <span m='81460'>want</span> <span m='81680'>to</span> <span m='81770'>do</span> <span m='81990'>and</span> <span m='82080'>that you</span> <span m='82220'>also</span> <span m='82440'>want</span> <span m='82600'>to</span> <span m='82660'>get</span> <span m='82820'>better</span> <span m='83090'>at</span> <span m='83180'>doing.</span> <span m='83950'>No</span> <span m='84020'>matter</span> <span m='84230'>what</span> <span m='84400'>industry</span> <span m='84870'>you're</span> <span m='84950'>in,</span> <span m='85100'>that's</span> <span m='85290'>a</span> <span m='85340'>challenge.</span> </p><p><span m='86430'>I</span> <span m='86510'>think</span> <span m='87080'>in</span> <span m='87260'>engineering,</span> <span m='92110'>it's</span> <span m='92290'>a</span> <span m='92350'>particular</span> <span m='92810'>challenge</span> <span m='93210'>in</span> <span m='93300'>engineering,</span> <span m='95230'>partly</span> <span m='95520'>because</span> <span m='96650'>the</span> <span m='97190'>best</span> <span m='97530'>jobs</span> <span m='98270'>there</span> <span m='98520'>tends to be</span> <span m='98820'>a</span> <span m='98850'>lot</span> <span m='99010'>of</span> <span m='99090'>competition</span> <span m='99620'>for.</span> <span m='101360'>And</span> <span m='101510'>I</span> <span m='101570'>think</span> <span m='102040'>the</span> <span m='102250'>trick</span> <span m='102700'>is</span> <span m='103110'>that--</span> </p><p><span m='105110'>There was</span> <span m='105270'>actually a</span> <span m='105560'>piece</span> <span m='105810'>of</span> <span m='105880'>advice</span> <span m='106340'>given</span> <span m='106580'>to</span> <span m='106650'>me</span> <span m='107440'>from</span> <span m='109260'>this</span> <span m='109420'>director</span> <span m='109675'>at</span> <span m='109980'>BMW,</span> <span m='110780'>who</span> <span m='110950'>was</span> <span m='111090'>the</span> <span m='111700'>fastest</span> <span m='112130'>promoted</span> <span m='112480'>director</span> <span m='113040'>in</span> <span m='113140'>the</span> <span m='113200'>whole</span> <span m='113330'>company.</span> <span m='113635'>He</span> <span m='113940'>was</span> <span m='114040'>like</span> <span m='114250'>38-years-old</span> <span m='115250'>and</span> <span m='115300'>was at</span> <span m='115600'>some</span> <span m='115720'>very</span> <span m='115950'>high</span> <span m='116160'>level</span> <span m='116440'>position.</span> <span m='117680'>And I</span> <span m='117830'>was</span> <span m='117930'>this</span> <span m='118110'>little</span> <span m='118420'>20-year-old</span> <span m='118840'>intern,</span> <span m='119300'>and I</span> <span m='119410'>saw</span> <span m='119690'>him and I said,</span> <span m='120570'>how</span> <span m='120690'>did</span> <span m='120840'>you</span> <span m='120910'>become</span> <span m='121190'>so</span> <span m='121380'>successful?</span> <span m='122940'>And</span> <span m='123070'>he</span> <span m='123170'>told</span> <span m='123370'>me</span> <span m='124160'>that</span> <span m='124500'>when</span> <span m='124610'>he</span> <span m='124710'>started at</span> <span m='125140'>BMW,</span> <span m='126640'>he</span> <span m='126750'>decided</span> <span m='127100'>to</span> <span m='127160'>focus</span> <span m='127800'>very</span> <span m='128650'>exactly</span> <span m='129240'>on</span> <span m='129370'>one</span> <span m='129699'>thing.</span> <span m='130289'>He</span> <span m='130410'>became</span> <span m='130699'>an</span> <span m='130780'>absolute</span> <span m='131200'>expert</span> <span m='131680'>at</span> <span m='131760'>this</span> <span m='131880'>process</span> <span m='132320'>called</span> <span m='132540'>body</span> <span m='132810'>in</span> <span m='132940'>white.</span> </p><p><span m='133580'>He spent</span> <span m='133880'>four</span> <span m='134180'>years,</span> <span m='134500'>and he moved</span> <span m='134710'>his</span> <span m='134910'>whole</span> <span m='135130'>family</span> <span m='135480'>to</span> <span m='135560'>North</span> <span m='135780'>Carolina.</span> <span m='136280'>And he became</span> <span m='136510'>an</span> <span m='136610'>expert</span> <span m='136980'>on</span> <span m='137150'>it.</span> <span m='137620'>Then he</span> <span m='137770'>became</span> <span m='138000'>the</span> <span m='138090'>manager</span> <span m='138500'>of</span> <span m='138560'>that</span> <span m='138730'>department.</span> <span m='139480'>And then</span> <span m='139530'>he</span> <span m='139720'>spiraled</span> <span m='140120'>out</span> <span m='140260'>a</span> <span m='140310'>little</span> <span m='140500'>bit</span> <span m='140590'>and</span> <span m='140690'>became</span> <span m='140990'>the</span> <span m='141070'>manager</span> <span m='141410'>of</span> <span m='141490'>a</span> <span m='141530'>larger</span> <span m='141860'>department,</span> <span m='142540'>and</span> <span m='142650'>then</span> <span m='142730'>more,</span> <span m='143040'>and then</span> <span m='143180'>more,</span> <span m='143410'>and then</span> <span m='143590'>more.</span> </p><p><span m='144170'>And</span> <span m='144330'>he</span> <span m='144430'>just</span> <span m='144620'>took</span> <span m='144790'>everything</span> <span m='145170'>step</span> <span m='145440'>by</span> <span m='145570'>step,</span> <span m='146030'>started</span> <span m='146360'>with</span> <span m='146500'>becoming</span> <span m='146870'>an</span> <span m='146950'>expert</span> <span m='147330'>in</span> <span m='147420'>something,</span> <span m='147830'>and</span> <span m='147920'>then</span> <span m='148020'>spiraled</span> <span m='148420'>out</span> <span m='148620'>around</span> <span m='149030'>that.</span> <span m='150020'>And</span> <span m='150150'>I</span> <span m='150210'>think</span> <span m='150400'>that</span> <span m='150600'>philosophy</span> <span m='152390'>is</span> <span m='152590'>a</span> <span m='152650'>good</span> <span m='152820'>one</span> <span m='154310'>for</span> <span m='154480'>finding</span> <span m='154850'>a</span> <span m='154900'>job</span> <span m='155150'>that</span> <span m='155250'>you</span> <span m='155380'>really</span> <span m='155630'>enjoy</span> <span m='156390'>and</span> <span m='156570'>for</span> <span m='156720'>building</span> <span m='157050'>a</span> <span m='157120'>career</span> <span m='157600'>that</span> <span m='158730'>is</span> <span m='158890'>going</span> <span m='158990'>to</span> <span m='159030'>mean</span> <span m='159220'>something</span> <span m='159510'>to</span> <span m='159550'>you.</span> <span m='160010'>It's</span> <span m='160230'>to</span> <span m='160340'>start</span> <span m='160600'>with</span> <span m='160910'>one</span> <span m='161250'>thing</span> <span m='162010'>and</span> <span m='162180'>become</span> <span m='162610'>the</span> <span m='162740'>absolute</span> <span m='163100'>best</span> <span m='163460'>at</span> <span m='163520'>that</span> <span m='163690'>one</span> <span m='163890'>thing.</span> <span m='164150'>And</span> <span m='164230'>it</span> <span m='164300'>can</span> <span m='164410'>be</span> <span m='164520'>very</span> <span m='164780'>specific,</span> <span m='165390'>and it</span> <span m='165540'>probably</span> <span m='165930'>should</span> <span m='166290'>be</span> <span m='166470'>very,</span> <span m='166780'>very</span> <span m='167030'>specific,</span> <span m='168250'>and</span> <span m='168400'>then</span> <span m='168560'>kind</span> <span m='168760'>of</span> <span m='168880'>branch</span> <span m='169290'>out</span> <span m='169450'>from</span> <span m='169580'>there.</span> </p><p><span m='170660'>My</span> <span m='170840'>work-life</span> <span m='171300'>balance?</span> <span m='172700'>I</span> <span m='172770'>think</span> <span m='172910'>when</span> <span m='173010'>you</span> <span m='173140'>run</span> <span m='173300'>your</span> <span m='173420'>own</span> <span m='173540'>company,</span> <span m='175270'>work-life</span> <span m='176130'>balance,</span> <span m='176990'>it's</span> <span m='177510'>not</span> <span m='177840'>black</span> <span m='178110'>and</span> <span m='178190'>white.</span> <span m='178410'>It</span> <span m='178520'>becomes</span> <span m='178960'>just</span> <span m='179150'>everything's</span> <span m='179580'>gray.</span> <span m='181070'>So</span> <span m='181620'>there's</span> <span m='181850'>no</span> <span m='182050'>hour</span> <span m='182420'>of</span> <span m='182500'>the</span> <span m='182590'>day</span> <span m='183310'>that</span> <span m='183570'>I</span> <span m='183720'>wouldn't</span> <span m='184120'>feel</span> <span m='184320'>comfortable</span> <span m='184880'>doing</span> <span m='185100'>something</span> <span m='185420'>for</span> <span m='185550'>work.</span> <span m='186230'>I'm</span> <span m='186350'>kind</span> <span m='186510'>of</span> <span m='186590'>always</span> <span m='186880'>available.</span> </p><p><span m='188540'>And</span> <span m='189710'>for</span> <span m='189840'>me,</span> <span m='189990'>that's</span> <span m='190210'>something</span> <span m='190490'>that I</span> <span m='190580'>like.</span> <span m='190860'>I</span> <span m='190910'>like</span> <span m='191130'>to</span> <span m='191220'>be</span> <span m='191320'>involved</span> <span m='191690'>in</span> <span m='191780'>something</span> <span m='192120'>that</span> <span m='192230'>I</span> <span m='192290'>want</span> <span m='192600'>to</span> <span m='192690'>always</span> <span m='193550'>be</span> <span m='193680'>available</span> <span m='194150'>for.</span> <span m='195930'>In</span> <span m='196100'>terms</span> <span m='196300'>of</span> <span m='196350'>work-life</span> <span m='196720'>balance,</span> <span m='197120'>it's</span> <span m='197810'>also</span> <span m='198100'>running</span> <span m='198370'>your own</span> <span m='198490'>business,</span> <span m='198880'>it's</span> <span m='199060'>give and</span> <span m='199280'>take.</span> <span m='199830'>So</span> <span m='199940'>I</span> <span m='200020'>haven't</span> <span m='200320'>taken</span> <span m='200530'>a</span> <span m='200600'>day</span> <span m='200750'>off</span> <span m='200960'>in</span> <span m='201020'>about</span> <span m='201280'>three</span> <span m='201450'>weeks.</span> </p><p><span m='201880'>But</span> <span m='202510'>on</span> <span m='202580'>the</span> <span m='202650'>flip</span> <span m='202860'>side,</span> <span m='204330'>most</span> <span m='204620'>of the</span> <span m='204720'>time</span> <span m='204970'>I</span> <span m='205040'>do</span> <span m='205190'>have</span> <span m='205340'>weekends</span> <span m='205710'>available</span> <span m='206580'>and</span> <span m='208330'>I</span> <span m='208540'>am</span> <span m='208760'>able</span> <span m='209060'>to--</span> </p><p><span m='209680'>Like,</span> <span m='209900'>if</span> <span m='210060'>I</span> <span m='210100'>want</span> <span m='210290'>to</span> <span m='210330'>go</span> <span m='210510'>on</span> <span m='210890'>a</span> <span m='210950'>longer</span> <span m='211290'>trip,</span> <span m='211550'>I</span> <span m='211630'>can</span> <span m='211790'>just</span> <span m='211960'>kind</span> <span m='212140'>of</span> <span m='212540'>plan</span> <span m='212790'>that</span> <span m='212930'>into</span> <span m='213100'>my</span> <span m='213240'>schedule</span> <span m='213700'>and</span> <span m='214060'>go</span> <span m='214220'>for</span> <span m='214540'>it.</span> <span m='214690'>So</span> <span m='215270'>it's</span> <span m='216050'>flexible.</span> <span m='217690'>But</span> <span m='217840'>at</span> <span m='217930'>the</span> <span m='218020'>same</span> <span m='218230'>time,</span> <span m='219020'>running</span> <span m='219250'>your</span> <span m='219370'>own</span> <span m='219460'>business,</span> <span m='219820'>you</span> <span m='219910'>do</span> <span m='220090'>find</span> <span m='220330'>yourself</span> <span m='220690'>working</span> <span m='221000'>longer</span> <span m='221360'>hours</span> <span m='223600'>than</span> <span m='223700'>you</span> <span m='223810'>may</span> <span m='223980'>be</span> <span m='224120'>doing</span> <span m='224580'>at a</span> <span m='224660'>regular</span> <span m='225030'>job.</span> <span m='225440'>But</span> <span m='225620'>the</span> <span m='225710'>flexibility,</span> <span m='226260'>I</span> <span m='226320'>think,</span> <span m='226460'>often</span> <span m='226730'>pays</span> <span m='226940'>off.</span> </p><p><span m='228080'>I</span> <span m='228400'>believe</span> <span m='228700'>I've</span> <span m='228840'>worked</span> <span m='229100'>in</span> <span m='229210'>both</span> <span m='229770'>big</span> <span m='229900'>companies</span> <span m='230330'>and</span> <span m='230440'>small</span> <span m='230690'>companies,</span> <span m='231690'>from</span> <span m='232380'>start-ups</span> <span m='232760'>that</span> <span m='232850'>I</span> <span m='232940'>joined</span> <span m='233400'>to</span> <span m='233750'>start-ups</span> <span m='233970'>that</span> <span m='234160'>I've</span> <span m='234270'>founded.</span> <span m='236150'>So</span> <span m='236540'>when</span> <span m='236720'>I</span> <span m='236910'>was</span> <span m='237110'>an</span> <span m='237200'>intern</span> <span m='237480'>at Apple,</span> <span m='238580'>I</span> <span m='238650'>was</span> <span m='238780'>given</span> <span m='238920'>a</span> <span m='238960'>lot</span> <span m='239130'>of</span> <span m='239200'>responsibility.</span> <span m='240320'>And</span> <span m='240470'>interns</span> <span m='240920'>are</span> <span m='241010'>treated</span> <span m='241450'>much</span> <span m='241660'>like</span> <span m='241850'>members</span> <span m='242150'>of</span> <span m='242220'>the</span> <span m='242320'>team,</span> <span m='242640'>rather</span> <span m='242970'>than</span> <span m='243520'>as</span> <span m='243900'>like</span> <span m='244070'>their</span> <span m='244230'>own</span> <span m='244390'>kind</span> <span m='244580'>of</span> <span m='245050'>individual</span> <span m='245630'>little</span> <span m='246350'>playground</span> <span m='246880'>kind</span> <span m='247090'>of</span> <span m='247170'>kids.</span> </p><p><span m='248480'>And</span> <span m='248670'>so</span> <span m='248950'>I</span> <span m='249380'>had</span> <span m='249500'>a</span> <span m='249540'>project</span> <span m='249940'>that I</span> <span m='250030'>was</span> <span m='250140'>running.</span> <span m='250550'>I</span> <span m='250620'>was</span> <span m='250760'>working</span> <span m='251090'>on</span> <span m='251790'>drop</span> <span m='252090'>testing</span> <span m='252590'>for</span> <span m='252690'>the</span> <span m='252800'>iPad,</span> <span m='253960'>so</span> <span m='254150'>to</span> <span m='254220'>validate</span> <span m='254700'>the</span> <span m='254780'>components</span> <span m='255260'>to</span> <span m='255360'>make</span> <span m='255540'>sure</span> <span m='255710'>that they</span> <span m='255930'>wouldn't</span> <span m='256190'>break</span> <span m='257110'>in</span> <span m='257260'>the</span> <span m='257360'>field.</span> <span m='258860'>So</span> <span m='258950'>I</span> <span m='259089'>spent</span> <span m='259360'>five</span> <span m='259570'>months</span> <span m='259829'>there.</span> <span m='261750'>So</span> <span m='261850'>I</span> <span m='261880'>can't</span> <span m='262130'>really</span> <span m='262320'>weigh</span> <span m='262510'>in</span> <span m='262670'>on</span> <span m='262790'>what</span> <span m='262910'>it's</span> <span m='263050'>like</span> <span m='263180'>to</span> <span m='263270'>spend</span> <span m='263490'>years</span> <span m='264680'>at</span> <span m='264820'>a</span> <span m='264960'>big</span> <span m='265160'>company</span> <span m='265530'>and</span> <span m='265620'>what</span> <span m='265750'>it's</span> <span m='265870'>like</span> <span m='266010'>to</span> <span m='266120'>build</span> <span m='266380'>a</span> <span m='266440'>career</span> <span m='266840'>at</span> <span m='266910'>a</span> <span m='266960'>big</span> <span m='267110'>business.</span> <span m='269170'>But</span> <span m='269290'>I</span> <span m='269350'>did</span> <span m='269600'>note</span> <span m='269910'>some</span> <span m='270760'>important</span> <span m='271200'>differences</span> <span m='271780'>between</span> <span m='272120'>working</span> <span m='272430'>in</span> <span m='272490'>a</span> <span m='272540'>big</span> <span m='272700'>company</span> <span m='273730'>and</span> <span m='273850'>working</span> <span m='274120'>at</span> <span m='274220'>a</span> <span m='274280'>small</span> <span m='274610'>one.</span> </p><p><span m='277310'>I</span> <span m='277420'>think</span> <span m='277980'>some</span> <span m='278190'>of</span> <span m='278260'>the</span> <span m='278320'>most</span> <span m='278580'>important</span> <span m='278920'>differences,</span> <span m='280460'>when</span> <span m='280610'>you're</span> <span m='280770'>at a</span> <span m='280800'>big</span> <span m='280980'>company,</span> <span m='281540'>you</span> <span m='281700'>have</span> <span m='282370'>some</span> <span m='282540'>stability</span> <span m='283070'>behind</span> <span m='283370'>your</span> <span m='283500'>job.</span> <span m='283870'>So</span> <span m='284020'>you</span> <span m='284150'>know</span> <span m='284350'>that</span> <span m='284580'>you're</span> <span m='284670'>going</span> <span m='284780'>to</span> <span m='285080'>keep</span> <span m='285280'>getting</span> <span m='285500'>a</span> <span m='285550'>paycheck</span> <span m='285990'>so</span> <span m='286090'>long</span> <span m='286250'>as</span> <span m='286320'>you</span> <span m='286410'>work</span> <span m='286590'>there.</span> <span m='287600'>And</span> <span m='287710'>you</span> <span m='287790'>also have</span> <span m='288040'>resources</span> <span m='289260'>to</span> <span m='289890'>do</span> <span m='290130'>whatever</span> <span m='290460'>it</span> <span m='290520'>is</span> <span m='290720'>that</span> <span m='290920'>you</span> <span m='291230'>set</span> <span m='291640'>out</span> <span m='291870'>to</span> <span m='291960'>do.</span> <span m='293140'>So</span> <span m='294140'>doing</span> <span m='294380'>this</span> <span m='295010'>testing,</span> <span m='295520'>I</span> <span m='295620'>could</span> <span m='295800'>have</span> <span m='296170'>components</span> <span m='296680'>made.</span> <span m='297100'>I</span> <span m='297360'>could</span> <span m='297530'>design</span> <span m='297890'>parts,</span> <span m='298190'>have</span> <span m='298350'>them</span> <span m='298480'>made,</span> <span m='298850'>and</span> <span m='298990'>then</span> <span m='299120'>run</span> <span m='299350'>testing.</span> <span m='299900'>And</span> <span m='300330'>there was</span> <span m='300610'>budgets</span> <span m='300990'>for</span> <span m='301070'>all of</span> <span m='301300'>these</span> <span m='301530'>things.</span> </p><p><span m='302610'>I</span> <span m='302710'>think</span> <span m='302850'>in</span> <span m='302920'>a</span> <span m='302980'>smaller</span> <span m='303260'>business,</span> <span m='303730'>you</span> <span m='303890'>have</span> <span m='304130'>less</span> <span m='304370'>resources,</span> <span m='305050'>so</span> <span m='305200'>less</span> <span m='305410'>cash</span> <span m='305710'>to</span> <span m='305810'>pay</span> <span m='305970'>for</span> <span m='306110'>things</span> <span m='306430'>that you</span> <span m='306590'>need</span> <span m='306750'>to</span> <span m='306830'>do.</span> <span m='307430'>And</span> <span m='307810'>there's</span> <span m='307940'>also</span> <span m='308190'>less</span> <span m='308390'>security.</span> <span m='309470'>So</span> <span m='309660'>it's</span> <span m='309830'>not</span> <span m='310060'>uncommon</span> <span m='311580'>for</span> <span m='311720'>new</span> <span m='311860'>businesses</span> <span m='312550'>to</span> <span m='312650'>have</span> <span m='312850'>to</span> <span m='313830'>not</span> <span m='314080'>run</span> <span m='314310'>payroll</span> <span m='314810'>for</span> <span m='315040'>a</span> <span m='315090'>month</span> <span m='315420'>or</span> <span m='316110'>something</span> <span m='316360'>like</span> <span m='316550'>that.</span> <span m='316770'>I</span> <span m='316790'>mean,</span> <span m='316950'>these</span> <span m='317130'>would</span> <span m='317250'>be</span> <span m='317410'>really</span> <span m='317630'>bad</span> <span m='317890'>things</span> <span m='318120'>to</span> <span m='318200'>do,</span> <span m='318360'>but</span> <span m='318650'>they</span> <span m='318750'>happen.</span> <span m='319340'>And</span> <span m='321140'>that's</span> <span m='321830'>something to</span> <span m='322130'>understand</span> <span m='322580'>the</span> <span m='322630'>difference</span> <span m='322910'>between</span> <span m='323190'>a</span> <span m='323250'>big</span> <span m='323460'>and a</span> <span m='323590'>small</span> <span m='323800'>business.</span> </p><p><span m='325210'>For</span> <span m='325300'>me,</span> <span m='325400'>it</span> <span m='325480'>all</span> <span m='325610'>came</span> <span m='325780'>down</span> <span m='326100'>to</span> <span m='326880'>one</span> <span m='327100'>class</span> <span m='327490'>and,</span> <span m='327590'>in</span> <span m='327740'>fact,</span> <span m='328030'>one</span> <span m='328150'>experiment</span> <span m='328425'>that</span> <span m='328700'>we</span> <span m='328850'>did.</span> <span m='330130'>So</span> <span m='330640'>for</span> <span m='330770'>me,</span> <span m='330890'>this</span> <span m='331060'>was</span> <span m='331230'>my</span> <span m='331370'>physics</span> <span m='331780'>class</span> <span m='332120'>in</span> <span m='332180'>high</span> <span m='332330'>school.</span> <span m='333110'>And</span> <span m='334030'>we</span> <span m='334230'>did</span> <span m='334350'>this</span> <span m='334510'>experiment</span> <span m='335140'>where</span> <span m='335680'>we</span> <span m='337030'>used</span> <span m='337300'>an</span> <span m='337390'>equation</span> <span m='337920'>to</span> <span m='337990'>calculate</span> <span m='338920'>how</span> <span m='339250'>a</span> <span m='339420'>steel</span> <span m='339840'>ball</span> <span m='340120'>would</span> <span m='340300'>move</span> <span m='340710'>after</span> <span m='341060'>it was</span> <span m='341200'>fired</span> <span m='341620'>from</span> <span m='342290'>a</span> <span m='342370'>cannon.</span> <span m='343020'>And</span> <span m='343250'>so</span> <span m='343470'>it was</span> <span m='343580'>just</span> <span m='343790'>a</span> <span m='343830'>small</span> <span m='344390'>brass</span> <span m='344790'>bearing</span> <span m='345450'>and</span> <span m='345670'>just</span> <span m='346150'>this</span> <span m='346330'>little</span> <span m='347050'>spring-powered</span> <span m='347950'>cannon,</span> <span m='348740'>so</span> <span m='348930'>to</span> <span m='349010'>speak.</span> </p><p><span m='349660'>And</span> <span m='350250'>we</span> <span m='350410'>knew</span> <span m='350560'>how</span> <span m='350640'>much</span> <span m='350870'>force</span> <span m='351140'>that</span> <span m='351300'>spring</span> <span m='351530'>would</span> <span m='351670'>provide.</span> <span m='352330'>We</span> <span m='352440'>knew</span> <span m='352530'>how</span> <span m='352610'>much</span> <span m='352810'>the</span> <span m='352870'>ball</span> <span m='353100'>weighed.</span> <span m='353740'>And</span> <span m='353870'>we</span> <span m='353960'>knew</span> <span m='354140'>what</span> <span m='354270'>that</span> <span m='354440'>impact</span> <span m='354860'>would</span> <span m='354940'>look</span> <span m='355130'>like.</span> </p><p><span m='356070'>And</span> <span m='356250'>so</span> <span m='356360'>then</span> <span m='356550'>we</span> <span m='356630'>did</span> <span m='356960'>all</span> <span m='357060'>these</span> <span m='357210'>equations.</span> <span m='357740'>We</span> <span m='357870'>said,</span> <span m='358110'>OK,</span> <span m='358390'>we</span> <span m='358530'>think</span> <span m='358680'>the</span> <span m='358770'>ball</span> <span m='359070'>is</span> <span m='359160'>going</span> <span m='359310'>to</span> <span m='359380'>reach</span> <span m='359590'>a</span> <span m='359630'>maximum</span> <span m='360090'>height</span> <span m='360853'>of</span> <span m='361560'>half</span> <span m='361810'>a</span> <span m='361880'>meter.</span> <span m='362290'>And</span> <span m='362420'>it's</span> <span m='362560'>going</span> <span m='362650'>to</span> <span m='362730'>do</span> <span m='362940'>that</span> <span m='363320'>at</span> <span m='363970'>0.75</span> <span m='364710'>meters</span> <span m='365010'>out</span> <span m='365270'>from the</span> <span m='365370'>cannon,</span> <span m='366080'>based</span> <span m='366320'>upon</span> <span m='366530'>the</span> <span m='366630'>angle</span> <span m='367040'>and</span> <span m='367240'>force</span> <span m='367540'>and</span> <span m='367830'>speed</span> <span m='368200'>and</span> <span m='368270'>everything.</span> <span m='369280'>And</span> <span m='369910'>we</span> <span m='370040'>did</span> <span m='370160'>these</span> <span m='370300'>calculations.</span> </p><p><span m='371110'>And</span> <span m='371250'>then</span> <span m='371630'>we</span> <span m='371770'>set</span> <span m='371950'>up</span> <span m='372060'>an</span> <span m='372140'>experiment,</span> <span m='373080'>where</span> <span m='373200'>we</span> <span m='373280'>had</span> <span m='373610'>the</span> <span m='373690'>cannon</span> <span m='374290'>and</span> <span m='374460'>the</span> <span m='374530'>ball.</span> <span m='375210'>And</span> <span m='375400'>then</span> <span m='375660'>we</span> <span m='375820'>put</span> <span m='376080'>a</span> <span m='376190'>bar</span> <span m='377090'>at</span> <span m='377320'>what</span> <span m='377480'>was</span> <span m='377730'>the</span> <span m='377900'>apex</span> <span m='378330'>of</span> <span m='378400'>the</span> <span m='378510'>motion,</span> <span m='379080'>like</span> <span m='379220'>a</span> <span m='379280'>steel</span> <span m='379640'>rod.</span> <span m='380400'>And</span> <span m='380590'>if</span> <span m='380700'>we</span> <span m='380830'>were</span> <span m='381115'>right,</span> <span m='381400'>the</span> <span m='381490'>ball</span> <span m='381700'>would hit</span> <span m='381920'>the</span> <span m='382020'>rod</span> <span m='382290'>perfectly</span> <span m='382850'>and</span> <span m='383010'>fall</span> <span m='383220'>to the</span> <span m='383370'>ground.</span> <span m='383950'>If</span> <span m='384050'>we were</span> <span m='384210'>wrong,</span> <span m='384630'>we would</span> <span m='384830'>miss.</span> </p><p><span m='385980'>And</span> <span m='386450'>we</span> <span m='386590'>set</span> <span m='386770'>everything</span> <span m='387070'>up.</span> <span m='387360'>We</span> <span m='387530'>ran</span> <span m='387710'>the</span> <span m='387770'>experiment.</span> <span m='388720'>And</span> <span m='389320'>I</span> <span m='389640'>remember</span> <span m='389900'>hitting</span> <span m='390200'>that</span> <span m='390620'>steel</span> <span m='390930'>bar</span> <span m='391290'>on</span> <span m='391410'>my</span> <span m='391520'>first</span> <span m='391770'>try.</span> <span m='392760'>And</span> <span m='393720'>in</span> <span m='393840'>that</span> <span m='394010'>moment,</span> <span m='394360'>I</span> <span m='394480'>knew</span> <span m='394930'>that</span> <span m='395650'>you</span> <span m='395810'>really</span> <span m='396040'>can</span> <span m='396350'>use</span> <span m='396610'>equations</span> <span m='397120'>to</span> <span m='397220'>explain</span> <span m='398210'>what</span> <span m='398590'>happens</span> <span m='399000'>around</span> <span m='399320'>you</span> <span m='399450'>in</span> <span m='399510'>the</span> <span m='399590'>world,</span> <span m='400290'>that</span> <span m='401160'>physics</span> <span m='401910'>and</span> <span m='402760'>engineering</span> <span m='404520'>and</span> <span m='404640'>science,</span> <span m='405710'>these</span> <span m='405890'>are</span> <span m='405960'>not</span> <span m='406290'>metaphors.</span> <span m='406930'>They</span> <span m='407100'>are</span> <span m='407740'>actual</span> <span m='408240'>real</span> <span m='408540'>things</span> <span m='408920'>that</span> <span m='409270'>can</span> <span m='409660'>explain</span> <span m='410170'>what</span> <span m='410280'>happens</span> <span m='410630'>in</span> <span m='410700'>the</span> <span m='410770'>world</span> <span m='410990'>around</span> <span m='411260'>you.</span> </p><p><span m='411460'>And I</span> <span m='411680'>became</span> <span m='411940'>fascinated</span> <span m='412390'>by</span> <span m='412540'>that.</span> <span m='413380'>And</span> <span m='413510'>it was</span> <span m='413610'>in</span> <span m='413680'>that</span> <span m='413840'>moment</span> <span m='414190'>that</span> <span m='414300'>I</span> <span m='414380'>knew</span> <span m='414630'>I</span> <span m='414730'>wanted</span> <span m='415070'>to</span> <span m='415170'>study</span> <span m='415510'>it and</span> <span m='415760'>learn</span> <span m='416400'>everything</span> <span m='416790'>I</span> <span m='416830'>could</span> <span m='417880'>about</span> <span m='418270'>this</span> <span m='418730'>topic.</span> <span m='419300'>And</span> <span m='419530'>for</span> <span m='419630'>me,</span> <span m='419810'>that</span> <span m='419990'>meant</span> <span m='420290'>studying</span> <span m='420610'>mechanical</span> <span m='421010'>engineering.</span> <span m='422010'>And</span> <span m='422280'>so</span> <span m='422360'>that's</span> <span m='422480'>what</span> <span m='422590'>I</span> <span m='422640'>did.</span> </p>","file":{"id":466272,"video_id":"3740932047001","name":"2707-Jeremy-Mechanical Engineer2","duration":423167,"thumbnail_url":null}});