Is having fun truly an essential part of self-employment? How can we make people feel safe, seen, and supported and profit from those efforts? And what can we learn about seizing opportunities from the makers of the most beloved pencil of all time?
This week, Annie P. sits down with the zany and brilliant Liz Scully. A veteran movie-maker, polymath, and mastermind queen, Liz knows a thing or two about creating unforgettable brands and experiences. Then, she shares the fascinating story of Blackwing pencils - a product so cherished famous writers and animators are buried clutching theirs - and their unusual path back from almost certain extinction.
*Parentpreneur advisory: this episode contains colorful language.
Extra Credit: Don't forget to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts! New episodes drop every Monday. Reviews and ratings really help our show grow, so thank you for the boost!