Making It Real. Bob Caporale, Founder of Strategy Generation Company

Bob Caporale – Strategy Generation Company

“Learning Lessons and Making It Real”

After 60 incredible episodes of Making It Real, it’s time for co-host Bob Caporale to take all the lessons he’s learned and go start a company himself! Strategy Generation Company is the culmination of Bob’s passion to help business leaders develop their own unique product and business strategies. Using non-traditional methods that inspire people to tap into their own creativity and intuition, Bob is setting out on a journey to help companies large and small make the world a better place. Join us for this very special episode of Making It Real where we announce the launch of Bob’s new company and bid farewell to our beloved podcast – at least until we have another update to share!

Whether you’re a product manager in an established company or an aspiring business owner with an idea for a new product business, Making It Real will provide you with real tools and advice on how to be a successful product entrepreneur!

Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier

Original Music by Bob Caporale

Note: No endorsement of any product or service featured on Making It Real is either expressed or implied by its hosts or producers.

Making It Real. Max Temkin, Co-Founder of Cards Against Humanity

Max Temkin – Cards Against Humanity

“Stop Listening to Podcasts, And Go Do Something Great”

Max Temkin and his seven childhood friends originally created Cards Against Humanity because they wanted something to play at parties. They made it available for free and the craze caught on from there! But this isn’t the story of making a lot of money; it’s the story of following your passion and seeing where it can take you. And where it takes us is something you don’t want to miss!

Whether you’re a product manager in an established company or an aspiring business owner with an idea for a new product business, Making It Real will provide you with real tools and advice on how to be a successful product entrepreneur!

Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier

Original Music by Bob Caporale

Note: No endorsement of any product or service featured on Making It Real is either expressed or implied by its hosts or producers.

Making It Real. Fran Dunaway, Co-Founder of TomboyX

Fran Dunaway – TomboyX

“Look for the Rainbow Unicorn Moments”

Fran Dunaway, co-founder of TomboyX, strived to create an undergarment that was universally comfortable for both herself and for her friends. With humble Kickstarter roots, she listened closely to her customers and grew a business that promoted equality of comfort and freedom from labels. This week’s episode is filled with fun, energy, and an incredible story of inclusiveness, comfort, and business growth. This is one you don’t want to miss!

Whether you’re a product manager in an established company or an aspiring business owner with an idea for a new product business, Making It Real will provide you with real tools and advice on how to be a successful product entrepreneur!

Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier

Original Music by Bob Caporale

Note: No endorsement of any product or service featured on Making It Real is either expressed or implied by its hosts or producers.

Making It Real. Lee Mallahan III, Inventor of the Tadpole Tape Cutter

Lee Mallahan III – Tadpole Tape Cutter

“If It Is to Be, It’s Up to Me”

Lee Mallahan III, inventor of the Tadpole Tape Cutter, created his product out of necessity. While tackling home painting projects, he grew tired and frustrated with the process of cutting painter’s tape and quickly learned that there was no solution on the market to get a clean edged cut. So he invented an innovative product that is lightweight, easy to store, and can be universally re-used without frustration. Lee fills this episode with positivity and teaches Bob & Tate how he brought his unlikely invention to life.

Whether you’re a product manager in an established company or an aspiring business owner with an idea for a new product business, Making It Real will provide you with real tools and advice on how to be a successful product entrepreneur!

Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier

Original Music by Bob Caporale

Note: No endorsement of any product or service featured on Making It Real is either expressed or implied by its hosts or producers.

Making It Real. Robert Harbauer, Owner of Bondic

Robert Harbauer – Bondic

“Create Incredible Customer Service”

Robert Harbauer has a tradition of visiting local hardware stores while traveling abroad. In his travels to Germany, Robert came across Bondic, a product that he became instantly passionate about. Tune into this week’s episode as Robert shares his competitive journey of selling a household tool in big box retail, and how he conquered it all by putting the customer first.

Whether you’re a product manager in an established company or an aspiring business owner with an idea for a new product business, Making It Real will provide you with real tools and advice on how to be a successful product entrepreneur!

Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier

Original Music by Bob Caporale

Note: No endorsement of any product or service featured on Making It Real is either expressed or implied by its hosts or producers.

Making It Real. Elliot Harris, Founder of Absorbits

Elliot Harris – Absorbits

“Becoming an Entrepreneur Has Never Had Less Barriers”

Elliot Harris, founder of Absorbits, is a self-described accident-prone serial entrepreneur. After accidentally soaking his cell phone, Elliot was on a mission to reverse the damage. Many tests later, he created a patented pouch that dries out wet electronics. In this episode, Elliot shares nuggets of entrepreneurial advice while providing an approachable process that anyone with the next “big idea” can follow!

Whether you’re a product manager in an established company or an aspiring business owner with an idea for a new product business, Making It Real will provide you with real tools and advice on how to be a successful product entrepreneur!

Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier

Original Music by Bob Caporale

Note: No endorsement of any product or service featured on Making It Real is either expressed or implied by its hosts or producers.

Making It Real. Denise Lee, Founder of Alala

Denise Lee – Alala

“It Is Better to Make a Quick Bad Decision, Than a Slow Good One”

While training for a triathlon, Denise Lee wanted to feel as good in her workout clothes as she did in her designer clothes. She just couldn’t find active wear that matched her New York City style. So she founded Alala, a luxurious athleisure brand, to fill her own need! Be sure to listen in as Denise shares her experience with her mentor Chris Burch, and how she grew her business to be carried by Nordstrom, Equinox, ShopBop, and more!

Whether you’re a product manager in an established company or an aspiring business owner with an idea for a new product business, Making It Real will provide you with real tools and advice on how to be a successful product entrepreneur!

Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier

Original Music by Bob Caporale

Note: No endorsement of any product or service featured on Making It Real is either expressed or implied by its hosts or producers.

Making It Real. Blythe Harris, Co-Founder of Stella & Dot

Blythe Harris – Stella & Dot

“You Are Your Own Pace Car”

Blythe Harris, co-founder of Stella & Dot, is a woman on a mission who is empowering many! After years of experience in the design industry, Blythe Harris, joined her co-founder to create a fun accessory company with a strong community built around it. The Stella & Dot business model features flexible entrepreneurship opportunities for people to “style” their own careers. Tune in to this week’s episode as Blythe shares the story of growing a wildly successful business and the creativity that it took to get there.

Whether you’re a product manager in an established company or an aspiring business owner with an idea for a new product business, Making It Real will provide you with real tools and advice on how to be a successful product entrepreneur!

Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier

Original Music by Bob Caporale

Note: No endorsement of any product or service featured on Making It Real is either expressed or implied by its hosts or producers.

Making It Real. Panos Panay, Founder of Sonicbids and VP of Innovation and Strategy for Berklee College of Music

Panos Panay – Sonicbids

“Being an Entrepreneur is Creative”

Panos Panay has some powerful entrepreneurial experience. After selling his company, Sonicbids, in 2013, Panos became the VP of Innovation and Strategy and the Director of Creative Entrepreneurship at the coveted Berklee College of Music. Tune in to this episode of Making It Real to follow Panos’ ultimate journey from building one of the leading web platforms to empower musicians, to leading the education and development of budding music entrepreneurs at his alma mater.

Whether you’re a product manager in an established company or an aspiring business owner with an idea for a new product business, Making It Real will provide you with real tools and advice on how to be a successful product entrepreneur!

Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier

Original Music by Bob Caporale

Note: No endorsement of any product or service featured on Making It Real is either expressed or implied by its hosts or producers.

Making It Real. Jess Edelstein, Co-Founder of Piper Wai

Jess Edelstein – Piper Wai

“If You Can’t Not Do It, You HAVE To Do It!”

In Part 2 of this two-part series, we share the story of Jess Edelstein, the second co-founder of Piper Wai. Jess had very sensitive skin, so she took to the Internet for a solution. After testing and tweaking several different all-natural deodorant recipes, she landed on a surefire formula that was non-irritating and really worked! Listen in as Jess shares the story of how she brought her big idea to life and how she worked with her co-founder, Sarah Ribner, to grow Piper Wai from a small business into a formidable brand.

Whether you’re a product manager in an established company or an aspiring business owner with an idea for a new product business, Making It Real will provide you with real tools and advice on how to be a successful product entrepreneur!

Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier

Original Music by Bob Caporale

Note: No endorsement of any product or service featured on Making It Real is either expressed or implied by its hosts or producers.

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