Griddlesode S5-006: The Entrepreneur

In this Griddlesode, Ron digs deep into his desk drawer to find an interview that he recorded in 1998 with entrepreneur Arthur Nelson, who explains how a chance encounter with one of the most influential entrepreneurs on the 20th century shaped his career. The show was inspired by Christopher S. Penn’s post entitled: What Copy Are You Sitting On? You can learn more about Chris through his blog called Awaken Your Super Hero or hear him on the award winning Marketing Over Coffee podcast that he co-hosts with John Wall (Not the Basketball Player).

On this Griddlesode, we featured Hot Swing by Kevin MacLeod.

And the recording of W.C. Durant came from The Durant Motors Automobile Club.

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  1. I still have some TDK SA90 cassettes still sealed in plastic… you think those are worth anything?

  2. Norman Naylor |


    VERY cool story and a great “slice of history” delivered hot and fresh as a stack of… (never mind). I greatly admire your ability to bring things to light- things I would never have thought of exploring, until I take the trip with you.

    I am also honored to have “met” Arthur Nelson, even vicariously, through your diligence in faithfully recording his story(ies) and saving them for posterity. It made me think back to my youth when I would listen for hours to the tales of my neighbor, who was a young man living in London during those awful years of bombing. He and his friends would sneak out and locate the bombs that didn’t go off and… I know this guy is still alive because I recently exchanged emails with his daughter. I need to get him to document his stories just as you have done.

    Thanks for the recording from W.C. Durant. That was an terrific addition to your podcast.

    Keep up the EXCELLENT work!