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This food science journey began with a banana slip-up.
Notes from Chris
Episode 1882I believe we can learn as much from failure as we can from success, if not more. It’s with this principle in mind that I offer you a weekly segment called Failure Friday: a collection of short stories all about mistakes, missteps, disasters, and of course, failure. Just like our Throwback Thursday segment, you’ll hear directly from side hustlers who have struggled to get something off the ground. They’ll tell you a short story of something that went very wrong. The stories will vary, but often it starts with an idea, what they thought would happen and what really happened—and of course, what they learned. Today’s short story features Bryan Quoc Le. We told a bit of his story on Episode #1632: Food Scientist Cooks Up Juicy Profits. But let’s now hear from him directly about a major failure point along the way… among other highlights, it touches on a vegan banana ice cream operation that he tried to run from his dorm room at Stanford. Listen to today's episode to learn more...
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
- Thanks to Bryan for sharing this transparent and truthful story. Check out their website at BryanQuocLe.com.
- Food Scientist Cooks Up Juicy Profits: Instead of working in R&D or academia, a PhD picks another path by honing his skills as a freelance writer focused on food science. It pays to specialize!
- Foodie Friends Blog Their Way to Free Stuff & Real Money: Two friends get paid to post photos of their lunch on Instagram. No, really!
- Engineer Beats Wildest Eggspectations With Recipe Blog: A Minnesotan software engineer turns healthy recipes into an online business that has over three million website visitors a month.
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