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Captains of Industry

Feb 15, 2016

Captains of Industry: Chris and Jason Angelini of American Bench Craft

There has certainly been an upwards trend in handcrafted, American made goods. The return of the artisan man, the shop owner, the leather worker has come about at a most unexpected time. Industrialization has become so commonplace that true craftsmanship is now a novelty, and perhaps more appreciated than it was during the ...

Nov 2, 2015

Captains of Industry: Andy Weir, Author of The Martian

Like so many people, I was absolutely taken in by Andy Weir’s sci-fi novel, The Martian. This book has set the standard for modern science fiction for me, as it raises the bar and expectations of the readers, and assumes an understanding of scientific principles well enough to be used as engaging and ...

May 27, 2015

Captains of Industry: Dredd and OBT – Founders of F3

I’ll introduce you to F3 the same way it was introduced to me, back before I had met Dredd and OBT - the founders of F3 and captains of their industry. BONUS Check out the podcast interview with DREDD (David Redding) on Leadership

Oct 22, 2014

Captains of Industry: Spencer and Ben Young of Sturdy Brothers

When I began writing the Captains of Industry article series, my hope was to find men who struck out on their own, took the road less traveled, and used their talents, passions, and manly perspiration and persistence to create a life for themselves and great products and services for others. The ...

Jun 19, 2014

Captains of Industry: Brandon Griswold – Graphic Designer, Printmaker, & Author of Manly Marks

I came across Mr. Brandon Griswold and his Manly Marks book quite by accident. While searching for images for another article, I noticed one for a Manly Marks book. “What is this!?”, I immediately proclaimed to myself. The title and simple cover alone was worth a solid look. As it ...

Nov 18, 2013

Captains of Industry: Bladesmith Steve Watkins of Ironman Forge

Blacksmithing is notably one of the manliest trades still around. I happened across Steve Watkins in a local magazine, QC Exclusive, and was excited to hear that a skilled bladesmith was so nearby. I contacted Steve to see if I and a few others could come by his shop and see how ...

Oct 7, 2013

Captains of Industry (or Men of Business Who Did Something Besides Making Money)

In 1884, at the height of the Industrial Revolution, while prominent figures such as Andrew Carnegie, J.D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, and a few other men whose achievements on such a massive scale had earned them their place in history (as well as still being household or at least familiar names to this day), ...
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