Friday, March 20, 2020

AB803 Reading - Mr Ballpoint

In this gig economy, they're telling you - Don't go get a job, make one for yourself! Create a new product or service! After all, it's the American Way... #amwriting #selfpub #podcast

Narrator Michael Gilboe reads Mr. Ballpoint, a comic novel by our radio host Gerald Everett Jones.

It's called entrepreneurship. It might be risky, but along the way it's a lot of fun. The introduction of the first ballpoint pen to the U.S. in 1945 was a marketing sensation. And the first day it went on sale at Gimbels in Manhattan triggered a riot when thousands of shoppers had to be wrangled by fifty cops.

Thus began the Reynolds International Pen Company. Started by a shameless huckster and his straight-arrow son.

And some thought the first iPhone was a big deal!

Check out this episode!

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