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Fred BassStrand Book Store in New York City was founded by Fred’s father Benjamin in 1927. Fred was born in 1928 and has been working in the family business since he was thirteen years old. The Strand has roughly 2.5 million used, rare, and new books—the equivalent of roughly 18 miles of books.

Fred speaks to Jessica about how he and his father turned the Strand into one of New York’s literary landmarks, from scratch.

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Mark RamadanSir Kensington’s is a condiment company that sells ketchup, mayo, mustard, etc. Mark and his partner Scott tried to create a gourmet alternative to Heinz and started tinkering with recipes in their off-campus apartment while they were students at Brown University. Unilever acquired the company in April, 2017.

Mark speaks with Jessica about how he launched Sir Kensington’s, from scratch.

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