Wed, 26 January 2011
Topics: How and why he created HowStuffWorks.com; his work on Brain Stuff and DecidingToBeBetter.com; behind the scenes while making his TV show Factory Floor; and why he promotes the idea that starting a business is a great idea.
Marshall Brain is best known as the founder of HowStuffWorks.com, which grew into one of the top Web sites in the country. He sold it to Discovery Communications in 2007 for $250 million. He hosted the TV show Factory Floor which appeared on the National Geographic channel. He has written a number of books, articles and essays, which -- just like the famous website he created -- explain in a no-nonsense way how stuff works. A perfect example is his article How to make a million dollars. Which can be read for free on his website: MarshallBrain.com.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the January 26, 2011 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 44 minutes] This interview was recorded as a Skype-to-Skype call on Jan 22, 2011.