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INVENTOR/ENTREPRENEUR: Leaving It All Behind To Follow Your Passion

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Robert is the owner of Carlson Designs, a maker of whitewater rafting equipment. He has invented numerous products, including the Carlson pump and Carlson riverboard, which are used and sold around the world. Today, he spends his days constantly inventing new products and improving on his manufacturing process. And if he's not in his shop, he's riverboarding, because "it's all part of the business".

Job Title: Inventor, Owner of Carlson Designs
Employer: Self-Employed

Job Summary: Entrepreneurs

Job Description

Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled. An entrepreneur sees an opportunity and exercises initiative by organizing a venture to turn an idea into reality. An entrepreneur is often seen as a business leader and innovator of new ideas and business processes.

On-the-Job Training

No

Additional Info

Entrepreneurship is defined by risks and rewards. Most people who become entrepreneurs are more comfortable with risks; prefer unstructured working and learning environments and collaborating with small team of people.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$0 - $200,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
Not applicable
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Varies Widely, Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Home, Indoor, Office, Remote
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Adventurous, Courageous, Creativity, Leadership ability, Problem solving skills, Public speaking ability, Teamwork, Verbal communication skills, Networking, Organizational skills, People skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Bachelor's degree
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P3.instances[0].transcript.parse_transcript_data({"transcript":"<p><span m='0'>My</span> <span m='430'>name</span> <span m='760'>is</span> <span m='980'>Robert</span> <span m='1290'>Carlson</span> <span m='2020'>and</span> <span m='2310'>I</span> <span m='2655'>own</span> <span m='3000'>Carlson</span> <span m='3060'>Designs.</span> <span m='3670'>And</span> <span m='3760'>we</span> <span m='3850'>make</span> <span m='4260'>the</span> <span m='4440'>world's</span> <span m='4740'>finest</span> <span m='5090'>Whitewater</span> <span m='5460'>rafting</span> <span m='5860'>equipment,</span> <span m='6970'>and</span> <span m='7190'>especially</span> <span m='7640'>the</span> <span m='7760'>Carlson</span> <span m='8070'>pump,</span> <span m='9100'>sold</span> <span m='9890'>around</span> <span m='10130'>the</span> <span m='10200'>world.</span> <span m='10480'>You</span> <span m='10550'>can't</span> <span m='10760'>go</span> <span m='10850'>rafting</span> <span m='11240'>anywhere</span> <span m='11540'>in</span> <span m='11590'>the</span> <span m='11660'>without</span> <span m='12160'>using</span> <span m='12440'>a Carlson</span> <span m='12810'>pump.</span> <span m='12890'>And</span> <span m='13230'>I</span> <span m='13300'>mean</span> <span m='14390'>Norway,</span> <span m='14880'>Sweden,</span> <span m='15260'>Russia,</span> <span m='15740'>China,</span> <span m='16309'>South</span> <span m='16620'>Africa,</span> <span m='17090'>South</span> <span m='17360'>America,</span> <span m='18720'>it's</span> <span m='19120'>all</span> <span m='19290'>over</span> <span m='19430'>the</span> <span m='19520'>world.</span> <span m='19820'>So</span> <span m='19930'>I'm</span> <span m='20020'>very</span> <span m='20230'>proud</span> <span m='20560'>of</span> <span m='20670'>the</span> <span m='20910'>Carlson</span> <span m='21290'>pump.</span> <span m='21590'>Been</span> <span m='21690'>making</span> <span m='21910'>it</span> <span m='21970'>since</span> <span m='22300'>1974.</span> </p><p><span m='24100'>But</span> <span m='24450'>I</span> <span m='24570'>also</span> <span m='24780'>make</span> <span m='25350'>Carlson</span> <span m='25710'>river</span> <span m='25980'>boards,</span> <span m='26250'>which</span> <span m='26620'>are</span> <span m='26870'>swift water</span> <span m='27030'>rescue</span> <span m='27380'>boards,</span> <span m='27830'>which</span> <span m='28210'>are</span> <span m='28270'>used</span> <span m='28550'>around</span> <span m='28800'>the</span> <span m='28870'>country,</span> <span m='29360'>around</span> <span m='29480'>the</span> <span m='29550'>world,</span> <span m='30630'>for</span> <span m='30720'>saving</span> <span m='31040'>people's</span> <span m='31350'>lives.</span> <span m='33480'>Every</span> <span m='33690'>pickup</span> <span m='33970'>truck</span> <span m='34750'>in</span> <span m='34940'>Yosemite</span> <span m='35410'>Valley</span> <span m='35800'>has</span> <span m='36000'>a</span> <span m='36390'>Carlson</span> <span m='36450'>river</span> <span m='36735'>board in</span> <span m='37020'>the back</span> <span m='37250'>of</span> <span m='37340'>it.</span> <span m='38220'>And</span> <span m='38520'>then</span> <span m='38630'>I'm</span> <span m='38760'>also</span> <span m='38990'>modifying</span> <span m='39500'>the</span> <span m='39570'>river</span> <span m='39845'>boards</span> <span m='40800'>for</span> <span m='41020'>scientific</span> <span m='41480'>application,</span> <span m='42140'>which</span> <span m='42200'>is</span> <span m='42350'>going</span> <span m='42450'>to</span> <span m='42500'>be</span> <span m='42810'>sold</span> <span m='43180'>on</span> <span m='43330'>seven</span> <span m='43620'>continents</span> <span m='44960'>for</span> <span m='45190'>carrying</span> <span m='45520'>Doppler</span> <span m='45720'>sonar.</span> <span m='46310'>So</span> <span m='47050'>I have</span> <span m='47310'>a</span> <span m='47570'>pretty</span> <span m='47860'>cool</span> <span m='48150'>little</span> <span m='48490'>small</span> <span m='48810'>manufacturing</span> <span m='49510'>business.</span> </p><p><span m='51230'>And</span> <span m='51890'>I</span> <span m='51990'>started</span> <span m='52380'>when</span> <span m='52520'>I</span> <span m='52570'>was</span> <span m='52800'>in</span> <span m='53700'>grad</span> <span m='53960'>school.</span> <span m='55420'>I</span> <span m='55640'>was</span> <span m='55860'>in the</span> <span m='55960'>Ph.D.</span> <span m='56300'>program</span> <span m='56680'>in</span> <span m='56770'>math at</span> <span m='57130'>Berkeley</span> <span m='58170'>and</span> <span m='58350'>I got</span> <span m='58540'>sick</span> <span m='58640'>of</span> <span m='58690'>school</span> <span m='59170'>in</span> <span m='60100'>one</span> <span m='60870'>three week</span> <span m='61200'>period</span> <span m='62400'>dropped</span> <span m='62640'>out of</span> <span m='62750'>school,</span> <span m='63130'>quit</span> <span m='63260'>my</span> <span m='63390'>job,</span> <span m='63780'>broke up</span> <span m='64090'>with my</span> <span m='64220'>girlfriend,</span> <span m='64659'>moved</span> <span m='65099'>out of</span> <span m='65404'>the house,</span> <span m='65710'>bought a</span> <span m='65990'>raft,</span> <span m='66450'>spent</span> <span m='66630'>my</span> <span m='66740'>federally</span> <span m='67120'>insured</span> <span m='67490'>student</span> <span m='67790'>loan</span> <span m='68120'>on all my</span> <span m='68620'>rafting</span> <span m='69010'>equipment</span> <span m='69920'>and then</span> <span m='70090'>decided</span> <span m='70500'>to</span> <span m='72160'>not</span> <span m='72380'>buy a</span> <span m='72610'>pump but</span> <span m='72945'>make my</span> <span m='73280'>own pump</span> <span m='73560'>because</span> <span m='73720'>I</span> <span m='73760'>thought</span> <span m='73930'>I</span> <span m='73990'>could</span> <span m='74100'>do</span> <span m='74220'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='74310'>And</span> <span m='74400'>so</span> <span m='74920'>that</span> <span m='75230'>was the</span> <span m='75300'>start</span> <span m='75760'>of</span> <span m='77610'>making</span> <span m='77930'>my</span> <span m='78320'>business.</span> <span m='79180'>And</span> <span m='79390'>I</span> <span m='79420'>was</span> <span m='79600'>making</span> <span m='79950'>stuff</span> <span m='80210'>with</span> <span m='80470'>one--</span> <span m='81800'>it</span> <span m='81850'>was</span> <span m='81970'>a</span> <span m='82020'>radial</span> <span m='82350'>arm</span> <span m='82580'>saw.</span> <span m='82760'>It was</span> <span m='82900'>my</span> <span m='83170'>only</span> <span m='83430'>tool.</span> <span m='84120'>I</span> <span m='84700'>did</span> <span m='84890'>everything</span> <span m='85240'>with</span> <span m='85330'>a</span> <span m='85390'>radial</span> <span m='85630'>arm</span> <span m='85930'>saw.</span> <span m='86340'>Cut the</span> <span m='86430'>pipe,</span> <span m='86950'>drilled the</span> <span m='87250'>holes.</span> <span m='87770'>It</span> <span m='88080'>was</span> <span m='88170'>just</span> <span m='88370'>awful.</span> <span m='88680'>Very</span> <span m='88880'>dangerous.</span> <span m='90200'>And</span> <span m='90310'>now</span> <span m='90480'>I've</span> <span m='90630'>got</span> <span m='91220'>seven</span> <span m='91540'>band</span> <span m='91885'>saws,</span> <span m='92230'>three</span> <span m='92470'>table</span> <span m='92780'>saws,</span> <span m='93230'>a bunch</span> <span m='93440'>of</span> <span m='93690'>drill</span> <span m='93960'>presses.</span> <span m='94230'>It's</span> <span m='94900'>all</span> <span m='95160'>around</span> <span m='95460'>me here</span> <span m='95890'>in this</span> <span m='96810'>tiny</span> <span m='97170'>packed</span> <span m='97540'>shop.</span> </p><p><span m='101780'>I</span> <span m='102020'>really</span> <span m='102500'>love</span> <span m='102700'>what</span> <span m='102830'>I</span> <span m='102890'>do</span> <span m='103080'>because</span> <span m='103350'>I</span> <span m='103720'>get</span> <span m='103890'>to</span> <span m='104880'>invent</span> <span m='105290'>new</span> <span m='105550'>things,</span> <span m='105970'>use</span> <span m='106350'>them.</span> <span m='106520'>I</span> <span m='106570'>get</span> <span m='106730'>to</span> <span m='107260'>do</span> <span m='107390'>white</span> <span m='107580'>water</span> <span m='107860'>as</span> <span m='107950'>much</span> <span m='108160'>as</span> <span m='108270'>I</span> <span m='108320'>want.</span> <span m='108700'>I'm</span> <span m='108740'>very</span> <span m='108930'>busy</span> <span m='109310'>now,</span> <span m='109340'>so I</span> <span m='109600'>don't get</span> <span m='109780'>to</span> <span m='109860'>go</span> <span m='110110'>as</span> <span m='110230'>much</span> <span m='110450'>as</span> <span m='110550'>I used to</span> <span m='110840'>go.</span> <span m='111470'>But</span> <span m='111820'>I</span> <span m='111950'>go</span> <span m='112120'>river</span> <span m='112380'>boarding</span> <span m='112640'>all</span> <span m='112770'>the</span> <span m='112830'>time</span> <span m='113120'>and it's</span> <span m='113260'>all</span> <span m='113400'>part</span> <span m='113600'>of</span> <span m='113650'>the</span> <span m='113710'>business.</span> <span m='114740'>Go</span> <span m='114840'>rafting</span> <span m='115300'>anywhere</span> <span m='115640'>I</span> <span m='115740'>want.</span> <span m='115930'>It's all</span> <span m='116070'>part</span> <span m='116260'>of</span> <span m='116400'>the business.</span> <span m='117410'>But</span> <span m='117810'>then</span> <span m='118320'>really</span> <span m='118590'>kind</span> <span m='118730'>of</span> <span m='118820'>a</span> <span m='119090'>typical</span> <span m='119370'>day</span> <span m='119650'>that's</span> <span m='119950'>fun</span> <span m='120150'>for</span> <span m='120300'>me</span> <span m='120520'>is to</span> <span m='120780'>invent</span> <span m='121120'>a</span> <span m='121210'>tool</span> <span m='121640'>that</span> <span m='121760'>does the</span> <span m='121980'>job</span> <span m='122300'>better.</span> <span m='123680'>It's</span> <span m='123850'>really</span> <span m='124430'>gratifying</span> <span m='124970'>to</span> <span m='125110'>make a</span> <span m='125440'>new</span> <span m='125720'>tool</span> <span m='126600'>that</span> <span m='126980'>makes you</span> <span m='127180'>work</span> <span m='127560'>better,</span> <span m='127900'>faster,</span> <span m='128280'>cleaner,</span> <span m='128699'>sharper.</span> </p><p><span m='129889'>And</span> <span m='130590'>doing</span> <span m='130860'>the</span> <span m='131100'>repetitive</span> <span m='131630'>work's</span> <span m='131880'>not</span> <span m='131970'>so</span> <span m='132090'>much</span> <span m='132290'>fun.</span> <span m='133440'>I</span> <span m='133480'>hire</span> <span m='133720'>people</span> <span m='133990'>for</span> <span m='134090'>that.</span> <span m='134310'>But</span> <span m='134450'>for</span> <span m='134590'>me,</span> <span m='135570'>making and</span> <span m='136490'>inventing</span> <span m='136880'>the</span> <span m='136970'>products</span> <span m='137380'>and</span> <span m='137600'>inventing</span> <span m='137870'>the</span> <span m='137960'>tools</span> <span m='138290'>to</span> <span m='138400'>make</span> <span m='138590'>the</span> <span m='138670'>products</span> <span m='139880'>is</span> <span m='140560'>really</span> <span m='140740'>a</span> <span m='140800'>lot</span> <span m='140960'>of</span> <span m='141030'>fun.</span> <span m='142180'>And</span> <span m='142360'>today</span> <span m='142530'>is</span> <span m='142680'>a</span> <span m='142750'>pretty</span> <span m='142950'>busy</span> <span m='143180'>day.</span> <span m='143390'>We're</span> <span m='143560'>shipping</span> <span m='144070'>44</span> <span m='145110'>pumps</span> <span m='145400'>out</span> <span m='145510'>the</span> <span m='145600'>door.</span> <span m='145800'>We</span> <span m='145900'>shipped</span> <span m='146370'>65</span> <span m='147030'>out</span> <span m='147130'>the</span> <span m='147220'>door</span> <span m='147540'>on</span> <span m='148800'>Friday,</span> <span m='149160'>so</span> <span m='149310'>we</span> <span m='149420'>got</span> <span m='150240'>a</span> <span m='150300'>couple</span> <span m='150550'>of</span> <span m='150610'>big</span> <span m='150790'>pay</span> <span m='151050'>days.</span> <span m='151830'>So</span> <span m='152040'>we're</span> <span m='152180'>getting</span> <span m='152500'>$110,</span> <span m='153520'>$120</span> <span m='153930'>a pop.</span> <span m='154342'>So</span> <span m='155990'>those</span> <span m='156160'>are</span> <span m='156210'>nice</span> <span m='156480'>pay</span> <span m='156570'>days</span> <span m='156810'>to</span> <span m='156900'>have.</span> </p><p><span m='159200'>But</span> <span m='159460'>I've</span> <span m='159580'>got</span> <span m='159740'>so</span> <span m='159890'>much</span> <span m='160050'>work</span> <span m='160310'>right</span> <span m='160470'>now.</span> <span m='160650'>Recently</span> <span m='161090'>my</span> <span m='161240'>business</span> <span m='161670'>doubled,</span> <span m='162060'>which</span> <span m='162210'>is</span> <span m='162390'>crazy</span> <span m='163440'>to</span> <span m='163710'>have</span> <span m='163860'>an</span> <span m='163920'>American</span> <span m='164340'>manufacturer</span> <span m='164650'>as</span> <span m='164960'>small</span> <span m='165440'>as</span> <span m='165550'>me</span> <span m='166440'>in</span> <span m='166550'>the</span> <span m='166630'>middle</span> <span m='166870'>of a</span> <span m='166940'>depression</span> <span m='168290'>double</span> <span m='168600'>its</span> <span m='168730'>business.</span> <span m='169850'>It</span> <span m='169940'>was</span> <span m='170110'>one</span> <span m='170420'>customer</span> <span m='170920'>that</span> <span m='171160'>found</span> <span m='171420'>me</span> <span m='171550'>on</span> <span m='171650'>the</span> <span m='171740'>web</span> <span m='172640'>and</span> <span m='172740'>wanted</span> <span m='172780'>to</span> <span m='172900'>use</span> <span m='173110'>my</span> <span m='173270'>boards</span> <span m='173690'>for</span> <span m='174360'>scientific</span> <span m='174830'>use,</span> <span m='175140'>because</span> <span m='175350'>the</span> <span m='175460'>boards</span> <span m='175750'>they</span> <span m='175820'>were</span> <span m='175960'>using</span> <span m='176390'>were badly</span> <span m='176700'>designed.</span> <span m='177020'>They were</span> <span m='177340'>even copies</span> <span m='177765'>of ocean</span> <span m='178190'>boards.</span> </p><p><span m='179430'>Well, the</span> <span m='179730'>advice</span> <span m='180110'>I</span> <span m='180160'>would</span> <span m='180280'>give</span> <span m='180600'>to</span> <span m='180730'>somebody</span> <span m='181110'>that</span> <span m='181240'>wants</span> <span m='181420'>to</span> <span m='181530'>start</span> <span m='181920'>down</span> <span m='182150'>this</span> <span m='182340'>road</span> <span m='182700'>of</span> <span m='183600'>being</span> <span m='183960'>a</span> <span m='184070'>self</span> <span m='184290'>supporting</span> <span m='184730'>inventor,</span> <span m='185170'>small</span> <span m='185440'>business</span> <span m='185840'>guy,</span> <span m='187470'>is</span> <span m='188180'>it's</span> <span m='188890'>really</span> <span m='189210'>sort</span> <span m='189440'>of</span> <span m='189490'>complex.</span> <span m='190460'>You</span> <span m='190980'>have</span> <span m='191120'>to</span> <span m='191230'>find</span> <span m='191830'>something--</span> <span m='193270'>the</span> <span m='193350'>most</span> <span m='193580'>important</span> <span m='193930'>thing</span> <span m='194340'>is</span> <span m='194470'>to</span> <span m='194580'>find</span> <span m='194790'>an</span> <span m='194940'>audience</span> <span m='196030'>that</span> <span m='196130'>has</span> <span m='196300'>a</span> <span m='196360'>need</span> <span m='197780'>where</span> <span m='197970'>you</span> <span m='198080'>could</span> <span m='198220'>supply</span> <span m='198550'>their</span> <span m='198700'>need.</span> <span m='199470'>And</span> <span m='199740'>it</span> <span m='199870'>has</span> <span m='200080'>to</span> <span m='200160'>be</span> <span m='200310'>small</span> <span m='200720'>enough</span> <span m='201460'>where</span> <span m='203430'>you</span> <span m='203700'>and</span> <span m='203780'>your</span> <span m='203950'>small</span> <span m='204230'>shop</span> <span m='204590'>can</span> <span m='205060'>manufacture</span> <span m='205750'>something</span> <span m='206630'>for</span> <span m='206860'>them</span> <span m='207070'>that</span> <span m='207130'>works</span> <span m='207410'>for them</span> <span m='207715'>very well</span> <span m='208020'>and</span> <span m='208070'>they'll</span> <span m='208470'>pay</span> <span m='208750'>you for</span> <span m='208970'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='209100'>Then you</span> <span m='209160'>get</span> <span m='209300'>this</span> <span m='209480'>feedback</span> <span m='209735'>that</span> <span m='209990'>makes</span> <span m='210325'>the</span> <span m='210660'>product</span> <span m='210980'>better</span> <span m='211170'>and</span> <span m='211260'>better</span> <span m='212120'>as</span> <span m='212250'>the</span> <span m='212360'>tight</span> <span m='212640'>connection</span> <span m='213010'>between</span> <span m='213290'>you</span> <span m='213410'>and</span> <span m='213480'>your</span> <span m='213630'>customer.</span> <span m='214430'>You</span> <span m='214600'>make</span> <span m='214900'>stuff,</span> <span m='215090'>they</span> <span m='215440'>say</span> <span m='215700'>it's junk,</span> <span m='216050'>you</span> <span m='216180'>fix</span> <span m='216440'>it,</span> <span m='216570'>it gets</span> <span m='216800'>better.</span> <span m='218050'>You make</span> <span m='218330'>it</span> <span m='218390'>again,</span> <span m='218730'>they</span> <span m='218870'>say</span> <span m='219080'>this</span> <span m='219280'>part's junk,</span> <span m='219840'>but</span> <span m='219950'>it's</span> <span m='220070'>better.</span> <span m='220740'>It</span> <span m='220950'>gets</span> <span m='221110'>better</span> <span m='221320'>and</span> <span m='221400'>better</span> <span m='221570'>and</span> <span m='221640'>better.</span> <span m='221840'>We've</span> <span m='222030'>gone through</span> <span m='222250'>thousands</span> <span m='222530'>of</span> <span m='222810'>cycles</span> <span m='223980'>of</span> <span m='224100'>that</span> <span m='224400'>with</span> <span m='224600'>these</span> <span m='224770'>pumps</span> <span m='225080'>and now we've</span> <span m='225400'>eliminated</span> <span m='225940'>everything</span> <span m='226230'>that</span> <span m='226330'>breaks.</span> <span m='227660'>They're</span> <span m='227740'>guaranteed</span> <span m='228110'>for</span> <span m='228230'>10</span> <span m='228430'>years,</span> <span m='228670'>they</span> <span m='228770'>last</span> <span m='229020'>40.</span> </p><p><span m='229980'>In</span> <span m='230060'>terms</span> <span m='230290'>of</span> <span m='230380'>a</span> <span m='230410'>shop,</span> <span m='231290'>I</span> <span m='231400'>would</span> <span m='231570'>say</span> <span m='232610'>my</span> <span m='232820'>specific</span> <span m='233290'>advice is</span> <span m='233750'>to</span> <span m='233840'>get</span> <span m='234030'>better</span> <span m='234250'>tools</span> <span m='235090'>earlier.</span> <span m='235870'>Don't</span> <span m='236130'>be</span> <span m='236210'>afraid</span> <span m='236470'>to</span> <span m='236530'>spend</span> <span m='236760'>the</span> <span m='236840'>money</span> <span m='237010'>on</span> <span m='237100'>the</span> <span m='237200'>table</span> <span m='237600'>saw</span> <span m='237840'>and the</span> <span m='237910'>better</span> <span m='238340'>drill</span> <span m='238470'>press.</span> <span m='238590'>This</span> <span m='238750'>drill</span> <span m='239000'>press,</span> <span m='240090'>I</span> <span m='240180'>was</span> <span m='240320'>breaking</span> <span m='240660'>all</span> <span m='240790'>the</span> <span m='240850'>drill presses</span> <span m='241340'>I</span> <span m='241410'>had</span> <span m='241550'>before.</span> <span m='242010'>I</span> <span m='242360'>was</span> <span m='242520'>doing</span> <span m='242800'>a million</span> <span m='243190'>holes.</span> <span m='243830'>Well,</span> <span m='244140'>it was</span> <span m='244300'>35,000</span> <span m='245050'>holes</span> <span m='245400'>a year.</span> <span m='246080'>And</span> <span m='246320'>I was</span> <span m='246430'>shredding</span> <span m='246840'>drill</span> <span m='247200'>presses.</span> <span m='247370'>So I</span> <span m='247560'>got</span> <span m='247710'>this</span> <span m='247910'>guy.</span> <span m='248060'>This</span> <span m='248280'>guy is</span> <span m='248460'>good</span> <span m='248580'>for</span> <span m='248730'>millions</span> <span m='249090'>of</span> <span m='249160'>holes</span> <span m='249710'>because</span> <span m='249930'>it's</span> <span m='250110'>a milling</span> <span m='250200'>machine.</span> <span m='250690'>So</span> <span m='251102'>that was</span> <span m='251514'>better.</span> <span m='252340'>I</span> <span m='252500'>had</span> <span m='253150'>cheap</span> <span m='253410'>saws.</span> <span m='253770'>Now I've</span> <span m='253900'>got a</span> <span m='254070'>good</span> <span m='254270'>table</span> <span m='254520'>saw</span> <span m='254930'>with a good</span> <span m='255230'>finish.</span> <span m='255450'>Much,</span> <span m='255740'>much</span> <span m='255950'>better.</span> <span m='256339'>I had cheap</span> <span m='256670'>band saws.</span> <span m='257399'>Better</span> <span m='257649'>to</span> <span m='257720'>get</span> <span m='257880'>the</span> <span m='257950'>better</span> <span m='258230'>band saws.</span> </p><p><span m='259100'>So</span> <span m='259279'>the</span> <span m='259360'>general</span> <span m='259720'>emotional</span> <span m='260160'>advice</span> <span m='260579'>is love</span> <span m='260800'>what you</span> <span m='260890'>do,</span> <span m='261070'>do</span> <span m='261180'>what</span> <span m='261339'>you</span> <span m='261399'>l.ove.</span> <span m='262690'>And</span> <span m='264330'>if you</span> <span m='264620'>have</span> <span m='264760'>a</span> <span m='264810'>small</span> <span m='265120'>shop</span> <span m='265370'>there's</span> <span m='265540'>always</span> <span m='265760'>going</span> <span m='265860'>to</span> <span m='265900'>be</span> <span m='266070'>repetitive</span> <span m='266510'>stuff</span> <span m='266870'>you</span> <span m='267310'>don't like.</span> <span m='268000'>So</span> <span m='268180'>you've</span> <span m='268280'>got</span> <span m='268370'>to</span> <span m='268440'>find</span> <span m='268660'>a</span> <span m='268720'>way</span> <span m='269070'>to</span> <span m='269240'>do</span> <span m='269960'>the</span> <span m='270170'>repetitive</span> <span m='270730'>stuff</span> <span m='271020'>in</span> <span m='271110'>a</span> <span m='271160'>way</span> <span m='271480'>that's</span> <span m='271720'>entertaining</span> <span m='272700'>for you.</span> <span m='273090'>Like</span> <span m='273480'>for</span> <span m='273630'>me</span> <span m='273890'>it's</span> <span m='274080'>making</span> <span m='274430'>a</span> <span m='274520'>tool</span> <span m='274910'>that</span> <span m='275030'>makes a</span> <span m='275270'>repetitive</span> <span m='275710'>job</span> <span m='275960'>better.</span> </p><p><span m='277840'>And</span> <span m='277950'>if</span> <span m='278050'>you</span> <span m='278150'>tell</span> <span m='278360'>me</span> <span m='278500'>to</span> <span m='278610'>do</span> <span m='279650'>100</span> <span m='279830'>of</span> <span m='279980'>this</span> <span m='280190'>or</span> <span m='280260'>that</span> <span m='280450'>I</span> <span m='280520'>won't do</span> <span m='280760'>it,</span> <span m='281000'>but if</span> <span m='281270'>you tell</span> <span m='281410'>me</span> <span m='281500'>to</span> <span m='281570'>make</span> <span m='281750'>a</span> <span m='281820'>tool</span> <span m='282190'>that</span> <span m='282240'>could</span> <span m='282420'>do</span> <span m='282570'>this</span> <span m='282770'>better,</span> <span m='283130'>I'll</span> <span m='283370'>make the</span> <span m='283470'>tool</span> <span m='284070'>and</span> <span m='284240'>zip</span> <span m='284360'>through</span> <span m='284570'>200</span> <span m='285050'>of</span> <span m='285110'>those</span> <span m='285330'>parts</span> <span m='285750'>just</span> <span m='285990'>to</span> <span m='286070'>see</span> <span m='286230'>how</span> <span m='286360'>the</span> <span m='286450'>tool</span> <span m='286690'>works.</span> <span m='288460'>It's</span> <span m='288760'>this</span> <span m='289040'>fight</span> <span m='289250'>with</span> <span m='289400'>yourself.</span> <span m='290550'>You've got</span> <span m='290740'>to</span> <span m='290830'>find what</span> <span m='291090'>motivates</span> <span m='291450'>yourself</span> <span m='291880'>the</span> <span m='291950'>most</span> <span m='292290'>to</span> <span m='292380'>do</span> <span m='292500'>the best</span> <span m='292830'>job.</span> <span m='293970'>And</span> <span m='295650'>so</span> <span m='295990'>those are</span> <span m='296090'>kind</span> <span m='296230'>of</span> <span m='296280'>the</span> <span m='296400'>other</span> <span m='297070'>two</span> <span m='297240'>advices.</span> </p><p><span m='297650'>Also</span> <span m='300010'>you</span> <span m='300110'>might</span> <span m='300270'>want</span> <span m='300390'>to</span> <span m='300440'>stay</span> <span m='300730'>away</span> <span m='300930'>from</span> <span m='301090'>venture</span> <span m='301420'>capital.</span> <span m='301750'>Stay</span> <span m='301930'>away</span> <span m='302060'>from</span> <span m='302200'>people</span> <span m='302520'>who</span> <span m='302620'>are</span> <span m='302720'>trying</span> <span m='302830'>to</span> <span m='302900'>tell</span> <span m='303120'>you</span> <span m='303210'>what</span> <span m='303360'>to</span> <span m='303430'>do</span> <span m='303640'>all</span> <span m='303780'>the</span> <span m='303850'>time.</span> <span m='304330'>Love</span> <span m='304820'>your</span> <span m='304960'>customers,</span> <span m='306560'>but</span> <span m='306960'>ignore</span> <span m='307320'>people</span> <span m='307660'>that</span> <span m='307970'>think</span> <span m='308200'>they're</span> <span m='308410'>smarter</span> <span m='308620'>than</span> <span m='308760'>you</span> <span m='309110'>and want</span> <span m='309260'>to</span> <span m='309300'>be</span> <span m='309410'>your</span> <span m='309530'>boss.</span> <span m='311640'>They'll</span> <span m='311830'>just</span> <span m='312000'>make</span> <span m='312150'>you</span> <span m='312300'>unhappy.</span> <span m='313650'>So</span> <span m='313800'>that's</span> <span m='314000'>my advice,</span> <span m='314300'>I think.</span> </p>","file":{"id":255676,"video_id":"2698755397001","name":"67845624","duration":315028,"thumbnail_url":null}});