There’s book learning and there is learning from trial and error. Sometimes, there is both. One thing is for sure, when it comes to running your own business it helps to have both knowledge and first-hand experience.
“Theory is useful, but I like to talk with people with experience in their chosen fields. I’d rather chat with a pilot who successfully landed a plane in a violent storm, than one who could tell me theoretically what he or she might do,” said Paul Casey, host of Voices of Experience, heard Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. (repeats).
During his half-hour program, Paul talks with people from all walks of business life, with an emphasis on public affairs, travel, fitness, education, special events, finance and entrepreneurship.
“I strongly believe that developing the mindset of an entrepreneur will help whether my listeners decide to go into business for themselves or not,” said Paul, who is CEO and founder of Casey Communications Inc., a full-service communications/marketing firm based in Seattle.
Besides hosting the information-packed program each week and running his successful business, Paul is an author and entrepreneur in other areas. He has written two books, Is Self-Employment for You? and Pre-Flight Check List: Is-Self Employment for You?
If you happen to miss one of his valuable programs, fret not, they are archived here for listening to at your convenience: https://1150kknw.com/archives/voices-of-experience/
Paul has a BA in Political Science from Washington State University. He is the former chair of the Murrow Professional Advisory Board and is a Trustee with the Washington State University Foundation. If not busy enough, Paul also splits his time with duties associated with being the part owner of the Tacoma Rainiers, the Pacific Coast League, AAA affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.
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