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Dec 17, 2015

Brad's an electrician in Dorset, Vermont. He employs 10 people, has 1600 customers, and has a masterful command of the English language when it comes to backwoods slang.

We caught up with him in his barn for this interview. Brad shared what is was like to buy a business from his father, how he keeps business flowing in a "little hick town", and what he thinks the upcoming workforce could learn from the old guys.

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Dec 10, 2015

Will's a rancher from Bluffton, Georgia. He's the fourth generation owner of White Oak Pastures. Will transitioned White Oak from a traditional cattle ranch to an exemplar of sustainable agriculture. He now raises and slaughters cattle and poultry right on the farm in addition to running a vigorous produce business.

Will speaks with the conviction of someone who's spent years considering the purpose of his work. In our interview he shared his thoughts on the nature of raising and slaughtering animals, finding dedicated workers, and how he polishes off a bottle and a half of wine each night.

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