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"The best thing about owning a business is it allows you to say, 'Okay, who do I want to be?'"

Show Notes

Jarred Lustgarten left a Wall Street career to start a rug-cleaning business with $600 in borrowed money and a stack of flyers. A decade later, J.L. Carpet & Upholstery is profitable and Jarred has a very visible reminder on his hands of his commitment to his vocation.

Show Notes

Irin Carmon's website | Twitter - 00:40

J.L. Carpet & Upholstery - 1:23

Irin's tweet about Jarred's tattoo | Jarred's tattoo - 1:50

New York Daily News columnist Harry Siegel's tweet in response - 2:18

New York Rug Life - 2:49

Lisa Wagner's website, Rug Chick - 15:52

Park Slope Parents - 17:39

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik - 26:32

What is Rework?

A podcast by Basecamp about the better way to work and run your business. We bring you stories and unconventional wisdom from Basecamp’s co-founders and other business owners.