Life by 1,000 Paper Cuts
When I released my beer-tasting notebook to the world in November 2009, I had a stressful full-time job, a new baby boy, a lovely wife, and absolutely no idea how to start a business. Now, five years later, I've ditched the day job, kept the wife, added another child and ... I'm still feeling my way through this whole small business thing. I'll share what I've learned along the way, after releasing 10 kinds of tasting books, three posters, creating a network of retailers worldwide, and trying to balance it all with a happy home life. Also, there will be prizes. And maybe some tasting.
Dave Selden is a Portland, Oregon-based graphic designer and creator of the "33" series of pocket-sized tasting notebooks. He's an avid runner, woodworker and beer geek in his spare time, which is fleeting these days, thanks to the recent arrival of his second child. He hails from the great state of Iowa and smokes his own bacon, two facts which may or may not be related.