This past Thursday, I had the wonderful luck of getting to speak with the innovative, creative, tell-it-like-it-is, Penelope Trunk.
Truthfully, Trunk was not on my list of people I wanted to interview. Ever since she posted a picture on her blog of a black-and-blue mark that her husband gave her, I felt that she was just too exhibitionistic for me. But in doing research for an article I’m writing, I realized that I needed to suspend my opinions and talk to her.
And I’m so glad I did! I loved every minute of talking to her. She was so kind and didn’t ever make me feel rushed (even if in the back of her mind she was like, OMG, I have to get this girl off the phone!). She even called me back just minutes after I left a message for her.
I don’t care who you are and what you want to do with your life, you should read this interview.
Title: Entrepreneur/Writer/Blogger/Career Coach
Education: B.A. Political History, Brandeis University, 1990
How old were you when you started your first startup? Was it right out of college?
No, right out of college I played professional beach volleyball. Then I went to graduate school for English. Then I dropped out when I realized it would never get me a job. Four years later, I did my first startup. Continue reading