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060: Jon Bowermaster, Environmental Filmmaker, Writer, Adventurer
Jon Bowermaster, Photo by Chris Rahm

060: Jon Bowermaster, Environmental Filmmaker, Writer, Adventurer

“I didn’t have leather jackets but I did have leather bound journals”

Welcome to Notes on Doing, conversations with people who love what they do.

I’m Jenna Matecki.

Our next episode goes to Jon Bowermaster, an environmental filmmaker, writer, and adventurer. Jon is an oceans expert who has spent his career telling stories about climate change and conservation. He has traveled from his home in New York’s Hudson Valley to over 90 countries around the world, often by sea kayak.

Listen to what Jon had to say about running a newspaper out of a basement in Iowa, leather jackets, 8inch floppy disks, writing for every major print magazine in the 80s and 90s, dogsleds, polar explorers, sea fossils on the chilean altiplano, the true nature of danger, the birthplace of the winds, and learning.

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Thanks for listening to Notes on Doing episode 060, with Jon Bowermaster.

Check out Jon’s films and writing at jonbowermaster.com and on Instagram @jonbowermaster.

And, as always, subscribe to Notes on Doing. Episodes release twice a month on iTunes. Please rate the show on iTunes (I’d really appreciate it), follow our Instagram @notesondoing, and join the Notes on Doing Facebook community group.

Until soon! In the meantime, do you.

 

059: Meitha Al Mazrooei, WATAD Architecture & Design Magazine
Meitha Al Mazrooei, Official Photo Provided

059: Meitha Al Mazrooei, WATAD Architecture & Design Magazine

“I don’t think an idea starts from zero.”

Welcome to Notes on Doing, conversations with people who love what they do.

I’m Jenna Matecki.

Our next episode goes to Meitha Al Mazrooei, Founder and Editor of WATAD architecture and design magazine.

Listen to what Meitha had to say about curiosity, printed matter, aesthetics, Dubai, and creative honesty.

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Thanks for listening to Notes on Doing episode 059, with Meitha Al Mazrooei.

Get a copy of WATAD Magazine at WTDmagshop.com and follow their kick ass Instagram account at @wtdmag.

And, as always, subscribe to Notes on Doing. Episodes release twice a month on iTunes. Please rate the show on iTunes (I’d really appreciate it), follow our Instagram @notesondoing, and join the Notes on Doing Facebook community group.

Until soon! In the meantime, do you.

058: DJ Sharlese Metcalf, KEXP Seattle
Sharlese Metcalf & Sade, Photo by Brooklyn Benjestorf, Seattle Peach Photography

058: DJ Sharlese Metcalf, KEXP Seattle

“I think that my place in the world, my existence in the world, is to make sure that music is heard. That’s the job that God gave to me. That’s why I’m here.”

Welcome to Notes on Doing, conversations with people who love what they do.

I’m Jenna Matecki.

Our next episode goes to Sharlese Metcalf. Sharlese is a DJ at KEXP Seattle. She hosts and produces Audioasis, a Northwest music show. Sharlese is also KEXP’s Music Community Events Coordinator.

Listen to what Sharlese had to say about beloved songs and mixtapes, fanmail, the importance of music, hosting her show (while also dancing in the booth), and being a part of KEXP.

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Thanks for listening to Notes on Doing episode 058 with Sharlese Metcalf.

Listen to Sharlese’s show Audioasis on KEXP Seattle and check out all the amazing music KEXP has going on at kexp.org. Also, a huge thanks to everyone at KEXP for making this interview happen, totally last minute, and thank you for what you’ve all created.

And, as always, subscribe to Notes on Doing. Episodes release twice a month on iTunes. Please rate the show on iTunes (I’d really appreciate it), follow our Instagram @notesondoing, and join the Notes on Doing Facebook community group.

Until soon! In the meantime, do you.

 

057: Jim Estill, CEO, Danby
Jim Estill at Danby in Guelph, Ontario, Canada (Official Photo)

057: Jim Estill, CEO, Danby

“Do the right thing. And don’t be afraid to do the right thing… even when there’s a little bit of controversy.”

Welcome to Notes on Doing, conversations with people who love what they do.

I’m Jenna Matecki.

Our next episode goes to Jim Estill. Jim is the CEO of Danby, a Guelph, Ontario-based manufacturer of electrical appliances. Jim recently took over a million dollars of his own money and organized a massive community-wide effort to sponsor and support over 58 Syrian families immigrating to Canada. Jim also is an immensely successful businessman who, throughout his career, has invested in, led, and scaled companies worth billions of dollars.

Listen to what Jim had to say about inspiration, intuition, time management, cowboys, the psychology of failure, entrepreneurial angst, and doing the right thing.

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Thanks for listening to Notes on Doing episode 057 with Jim Estill.

Check out danby.com/donate for ways that you can help Jim’s Syrian friends. Jim also has a blog where he writes about his philosophies on leadership and time management at jimestill.com.

And, as always, subscribe to Notes on Doing. Episodes release twice a month on iTunes. Please rate the show on iTunes (I’d really appreciate it), follow our Instagram @notesondoing, and join the Notes on Doing Facebook community group.

Until soon! In the meantime, do you.

WELCOME TO SEASON II
The Notes on Doing Podcast

WELCOME TO SEASON II


Welcome to Season II of Notes on Doing. Things are going to be a little different from now on –

1. Episodes are now happening twice a month, and I need some great suggestions for interviewees. Know someone amazing who loves what they do? Send me a note!

2. Thanks to you there’s now a Notes on Doing Community, join it on Facebook and come to the meetups. Also, if you could take a second now to review the show on iTunes you’ll make my day and help bring in more listeners.

3. And ever wonder what this is all about? I’m writing a book about Notes on Doing. These interviews on the podcast are contributing research to the book – through the voices and perspectives of people who show what it looks like to love what you do. Do you know anyone in publishing world, book agents, authors? If you could connect me with them I’d really appreciate it.

4. Through Notes on Doing I’ve found what it is that I love to do, and that’s interviewing people. I’m currently looking for projects where I can be hired to do so. Have a story to tell? Work in journalism or radio? Like having great conversations?

My email, for anything and everything, is jenna@mateckico.com and my twitter is @jennamatecki. I’d love to hear from you.

Thanks for listening. Until soon! In the meantime, do you.

056: Charlie O’Donnell, Venture Capitalist
Charlie O'Donnell, Photo by Christopher Michel

056: Charlie O’Donnell, Venture Capitalist

“There’s some level of positivity in just the ability to keep going.”

Welcome to Season II of Notes on Doing, conversations with people who love what they do.

I’m Jenna Matecki.

Our next episode goes to Charlie O’Donnell, the venture capitalist behind Brooklyn Bridge Ventures. Here’s what Charlie had to say about starting his own fund, investing in people because of their character, the work and time that goes into making ideas fly, the moments when he didn’t realize that things were actually going well, and having a job that he’d still do – even if he had a blank check for life.

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Thanks for listening to Notes on Doing episode 056, with Charlie O’Donnell.

Follow what Charlie’s up to at thisisgoingtobebig.com and on Twitter and Instagram at @ceonyc.

And, as always, subscribe to Notes on Doing. Episodes now release twice a month on iTunes. Please rate the show on iTunes (I’d really appreciate it), follow our Instagram @notesondoing, and join the Notes on Doing Facebook community group.

Until soon! In the meantime, do you.

 

055: Dan Maccarone, Charming Robot, Story in a Bottle
Dan Maccarone, Official Photo

055: Dan Maccarone, Charming Robot, Story in a Bottle

“I know that when I get bored, it’s dangerous.”

Welcome to Notes on Doing, conversations with people who love what they do.

I’m Jenna Matecki.

Our next episode goes to Dan Maccarone. Dan is the Co-Founder of Charming Robot, a product design company. He also interviews people for the company’s podcast, Story in a Bottle. Additionally Dan has a bar named Fool’s Gold, on the lower east side of Manhattan.

Listen to what Dan had to say about starting a newspaper at age ten, performing sketch comedy off broadway, lovingly arguing with Charming Robot’s clients, partners and team about user experience, the secret to running a great bar, creating a familial business, interviewing people for Story in a Bottle, and the pursuit of never getting bored.

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Thanks for listening to Notes on Doing Episode 055 with Dan Maccarone.

Check out Dan’s company Charming Robot, and listen to his podcast Story in a Bottle on iTunes.

And, as always, subscribe to Notes on Doing. Please rate the show on iTunes, follow our Instagram @notesondoing, and join the Notes on Doing Facebook community.

Until next week. In the meantime, always do.

 

 

054: Ward Roberts, Artist, Photographer
Ward Roberts. Photo by Bo Puinar Hui

054: Ward Roberts, Artist, Photographer

“Call it destiny… or call it stubborn.”

Welcome to Notes on Doing, conversations with people who love what they do.

I’m Jenna Matecki.

Our next episode goes to Ward Roberts. Ward is an artist. He’s also the photographer behind the celebrated Courts photo series – a gorgeous collection of photos of empty sports courts (think tennis courts, basketball courts, you name it).

Listen to what Ward had to say about photographing people with character, finding your voice, believing in yourself, connecting with others, and making honest work.

Also, there is now an original Notes on Doing poster illustrated by Luna Adler. Links for Luna’s Etsy store are featured on notesondoing.com. It’s amazing. Check it out and buy it! Also know that 100% of all proceeds directly support Luna, @lunaadler.

All right, plug over, here’s Ward Roberts:

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Thanks for listening to Notes on Doing Episode 054, with Ward Roberts.

Check out Ward’s work on Instagram @ward.roberts and online at ward-roberts.com. You’ll also find information for where to buy his books there.

And, as always, subscribe to Notes on Doing. Episodes release weekly, every Monday on iTunes. Please rate the show on iTunes, follow our Instagram @notesondoing, and join the Notes on Doing Facebook community.

Until next week. In the meantime, always do.

053: Scott Beale, Laughing Squid
Scott Beale, photo by Lori Dorn @HRlori

053: Scott Beale, Laughing Squid

“I haven’t had a ‘job’ since ’98.”

Welcome to Notes on Doing, conversations with people who love what they do.

I’m Jenna Matecki.

Our next episode goes to Scott Beale. Scott is the Founder of Laughing Squid, a blog that features art, culture and technology. Laughing Squid also functions as a cloud-based web hosting company.

Listen to what Scott had to say about ironic t-shirts, multimedia gulch, Burning Man, Santa Claus on the Williamsburg bridge, and a 21-year-old cephalopod (or should I blog!?) named Laughing Squid.

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Thanks for listening to Notes on Doing Episode 053, with Scott Beale.

Check out Laughing Squid across the internet at @laughingsquid.

And, as always, subscribe to Notes on Doing. Episodes release weekly, every Monday on iTunes. Please rate the show on iTunes, follow our Instagram @notesondoing, and join the Notes on Doing Facebook community.

Also, there is now an original Notes on Doing poster illustrated by Luna Adler. Links for Luna’s Etsy store are featured on notesondoing.com. Check it out and buy it! Also know that 100% of all proceeds directly support Luna, @lunaadler.

Until next week! In the meantime, always do.

052: Nick Rhodes, NickyDigital.com
Nick Rhodes, Official Photo nickydigital.com

052: Nick Rhodes, NickyDigital.com

“There are other parts of life that have to be fulfilling in order for your job to be fulfilling”

Welcome to Notes on Doing, conversations with people who love what they do.

I’m Jenna Matecki.

Our next episode goes to Nick Rhodes, the Founder and CEO of NickyDigital.com – *the* place to go to find out where the hottest events, concerts, and parties are happening across New York City… and to see great photos from last night.

Listen to what Nick had to say about mustaches, miming, adventures in retail, faces, work/life balance, backpacks, and out of office emails.

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Thanks for listening to Notes on Doing episode 052, with Nick Rhodes.

Check out NickyDigital.com! It’s across the internet and on social @nickydigital.

And, as always, subscribe to Notes on Doing. Episodes release weekly, every Monday on iTunes. Please rate the show on iTunes, follow our Instagram @notesondoing, and join the Notes on Doing Facebook community.

Also, there is now an original Notes on Doing poster illustrated by Luna Adler. Links for Luna’s Etsy store are featured on notesondoing.com. Check it out and buy it! Also know that 100% of all proceeds directly support the artist. Check out Luna’s Instagram at @lunaadler.

Until next week! In the meantime, always do.