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Jarie Bolander

United States English

“I'm an engineer by training and an entrepreneur by nature who loves nothing more than a good story and a strong espresso!”

Entrepreneurship Marketing Self-Improvement Society & Culture Mental Health Books

About Me

Jarie is an engineer by training and an entrepreneur by nature with over 25 years of bringing innovative solutions to markets such as Bluetooth, USB, RFID, Semiconductor DNA sequencing, IoT, and Smart Home.

Jarie has formed or been part of 6 startups in various management roles. He holds an MBA in Technology Management from UOP and a BS in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University. He is also an inventor or co-inventor on over 10 patents. He has published six books — 8 Startup Dilemmas All Founder Will Face, The Entrepreneur Ethos, 7 PR Secrets All Founders Should Know, #Endurance Tweet, Frustration Free Technical Management, and Business Basics for Entrepreneurs. You can follow him on Twitter @TheDailyMBA and listen to his thoughts on being an entrepreneur via his podcast The Entrepreneur Ethos Podcast.

His firm, JSY PR & Marketing focuses on helping IoT, Smart Home, and Consumer Medical Device companies tell better stories about their products and services.

Lately, he has been working on The Story Funnel, which is how to scale your RevOps without blowing budgets, annoying customers, and creeping features by getting your story straight.

Some Questions To Ask

  • What are some of the most important lessons an entrepreneur can learn?
  • What motivated you to write The Entrepreneur Ethos?
  • Why did you start The Entrepreneur Ethos Podcast?
  • What are some of your daily habits that lead to your success?
  • Why is it important to write books?
  • What was it like to be a caregiver to your late wife Jane?
  • How the heck did you end up a PR Maven?

Topics I Can Talk About

  • Writing Non-Fiction Books
  • Self-Publishing
  • Being An Entrepreneur
  • Raising Money from Investors
  • Innovation
  • Product/Founder/Message Market Fit
  • Minimum Viable Product
  • Grief & Loss of a Partner
  • Writing as a way to heal from grief and loss
  • Entrepreneur Education for Underserved Communities
  • Storytelling
  • Story Funnel Launch Flywheel

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