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Episode 035 – Andy Dunn, Author, BURN RATE & Founding CEO, Bonobos

On this episode of the Executives’ Exchange, we welcome Andy Dunn, Author of BURN RATE & Founding CEO of Bonobos with guest host, Jasmine Shells, Co-Founder & CEO of Five to Nine. Andy shares his entrepreneurship experience while living with bipolar disorder and excelling on his journey. Tune in to hear Dunn’s broader perspective on the importance of accepting yourself and breaking the mental illness stigma. This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at the American Writer’s Museum in Chicago.

00:20 – Intro
01:40 – Cubs or Sox?
02:55 – More about Dunn’s family
04:40 – The pivotal moment to start his company
06:20 – The biggest shift in the Chicago tech scene
08:00 – “The future is already here”
12:28 – Dunn gives advice for aspiring founders
14:45 – Dunn’s journey as an entrepreneur and his mental health.
19:45 – A word from our sponsor, Shure
20:15 – More about bipolar disorder.
30:00 – Dunn’s suggestion for organizations to deal with mental health challenges.
34:50 – The motivation behind Dunn’s book
38:37 – Why “BURN RATE”?
41:13 – People’s response to “BURN RATE”
43:26 – Who does Dunn go to for vulnerability?
45:26 – Where did Dunn channel his energy?
47:55 – What is next?
48:50 – Thank you/Outro

Episode Link: Burn Rate: Launching A Startup and Losing My Mind

Guest Host: Jasmine Shells, Co-Founder & CEO, Five to Nine
Producer: Eva Penar, Chief Content & Communications Officer, The Executives’ Club of Chicago

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