Owner Background Summary:
Worked in television..mostly as an editor but also as a producer and designer.
What is your company about?
The product is simple. Beads that decorate your headphones in endless ways. This is why I like it so much because I have yet to see the same design twice. It is a great way to personalize your headphones and is an opportunity for self- expression.
What are the best and worst things about being a business owner?
I feel that I am so new at that it is almost too early for me to say. It is great working with people who you like and respect. Wonderful that they have qualities and skills that I don’t possess. The worst? Probably not getting done what you want to have happen but sooner…or that it is harder to accomplish then you estimated.
What are the things you like most about your career?
Creativity, no doubt. Even though television and the beads seem a very far cry from each other…they have at the core– creativity.
What are some of your top sources of inspiration?
This may seem odd but what inspires me at the moment is seeing the various designs that keeps coming in. I do spend a fair amount of time saying (and in a good way) “I didn’t see that one coming.” To see so many unique, intricate and sometimes downright simple creations, yet they all work, I find to be of great inspiration.
What is a typical day like?
There is no such thing as a typical day. It tends to be lot of
phone calls, emails…occasional run to the posto”ce…and then 25 unforeseen things.
What are some of your greatest accomplishments?
I don’t know how to answer that question…staying out of jail? Winning an award? Making your parents proud? Possible idea for wireless electricity?
What’s your philosophy of life?
I remember seeing a movie starring Jason Robards and a very young Matthew Broderick. The Jason Robards character asks (wants to find out what the young man intends to do with his life) “Have you thought about philosophy?” To what Broderick answers “Is there any money in philosophy?” Robards plainly states ‘Yes, if you have the right one.”
Check out: http://www.mybeadsusa.com/